Festival of Ideas
Saturday 8 September 2018 7.30 - 8.30pm
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
£20, £12 concessions
Artist and Designer Es Devlin discusses her artistic influences and her work with design critic and author of ‘Design as an Attitude’, Alice Rawsthorn.
Es Devlin makes kinetic sculpture for theatre, opera and pop concerts, museums and galleries. Her practice began in experimental theatre in London and has included collaborations with Beyoncé (2016) and Adele (2015). Devlin continues to work in theatre on all scales, including Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican (2015) and Girls & Boys with Carey Mulligan at the Royal Court (2018). Her solo installation work includes The Singing Tree at the V&A Museum (2017/18), Mirrormaze at Copeland Park Peckham (2016) and MASK at Somerset House (2018). Devlin is a fellow of UAL and was awarded an OBE in 2015.
In this event Devlin discusses her practice and process across multiple, diverse artistic disciplines.
DJ performance: Hannah Faith
Every Friday and Saturday evening throughout our Festival of Ideas we’ve invited some of our favourite DJs to takeover the Royal Academy, performing eclectic sets of dance, house, disco and electronica in Burlington Gardens' Wohl Entrance Hall.
South London based DJ and sound curator Hannah Faith is deeply influenced by her travels throughout the globe, reflected in her electric soul, jazz-funk and afro-house infused sets. She’s performed numerous Boiler Room sets, featured on Gilles Peterson’s radio station Worldwide FM, and now regularly hosts shows on Rinse FM and NTS.