Ingenious & Fearless Companions Tours to V&A Digital Design Weekend


Ingenious and Fearless Companions tours to the V&A Digital Design Weekend

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 September 2016
The Leighton Room, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Open 10:30 – 17:00 (free entry)

Ingenious and Fearless Companions tours to London’s V&A Museum this weekend for the sixth Digital Design Weekend.

Commissioned by BOM, Ingenious and Fearless Companions premiered in Birmingham from April – June 2016, featuring specially commissioned artworks by the High Altitude Bioprospecting science-art team (HAB).

The project explores the adventure of curiosity-driven research through a quest to find microscopic life at the edge of space. The installation in V&A’s Leighton Room includes sculpturally altered relics, environmental samples and the partial remains of a crashed HAB robot following a live autopsy performance at BOM this May.

Members of the HAB team will be on hand throughout the weekend, inviting visitors to take part in a hands-on workshop.

Now in its sixth year, the Digital Design Weekend presents the work of over 100 artists, designers and technologists through contemporary digital art and design, interactive installations, labs, performances, talks, open workshops and family-friendly activities.

The Digital Design Weekend coincides with the London Design Festival at the V&A and is part of the V&A Engineering Season. A publication – Engineering the future – supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and designed by Uniform, with contributions by all participants, will be distributed free during the event.

The HAB Team comprises Melissa Grant, Oliver De Peyer, Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Kira O’ Reilly and Paul Shepherd. Ingenious and Fearless Companions was made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England and University of Birmingham.

For more information about the Digital Design Weekend click here.

Watch the Ingenious and Fearless Companions trailer and Big Centre TV’s review of the exhibition at BOM below.