Anthony James x W1 Curates

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Anthony James x W1 Curates

Monday, 12 April 2021

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Anthony James and Opera Gallery have collaborated with W1 Curates to present Constellations, a new digital exhibition displayed on the three-floor Flannels London flagship store in Oxford Street starting from 12 to 26 April.

This immersive visual experience converts the thirty-six digital canvases covering Flannels’ facade into an Anthony James’ iconic LED artwork. As looking at James’ artworks is like looking at the night sky through a telescope, this monumental multi-screen video show allows the viewer to dive even further in the artist’s universe.

Constellations is the first digital public installation of its kind, giving something special back to the public at a time when public art galleries are still closed. This innovative art installation uses state-of-the-art technology including an 8K resolution system to create London’s most optically powerful screen. Constellations is part of the longest running permanent art installation in Europe, offering the public new ways of accessing art at a time when the world is in flux.

"For this digital installation, we tried our best to create the feeling of being there in person - of experiencing the artwork as if you were in front of it. When you stand before a single sculpture, you can get deeply lost inside the vast visual demonstration of infinity which alludes to divinity and the cosmos. For viewers to walk among the artworks and to see them displayed around, against, beside — in conversation with one another — it reminds me of bright stars creating constellations. It nods to this truly prehistoric human desire to create meaning in what we witness - patterns in the stars, patterns of light, representative of something more - something bigger."
– Anthony James

Photo and video Courtesy W1 Curates