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RA presents ‘Love Motion’ at Lumiere London

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18—21 January 2018

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Rhys Coren, Love Motion, 2017.

Animated Film. (c) Rhys Coren.

Lumiere London, the capital’s largest night-time festival returns in January 2018. More than 40 UK and international artists will transform the city and offer new perspectives on the capital’s iconic architecture, streets and landmarks.

The RA will display a new digital artwork by RA Schools alumnus Rhys Coren, titled Love Motion.

The facade of the RA will become a canvas for this brand new installation inspired by the flowing lyrical movements of Matisse’s dancing figures. Coren has created an animation of two intricately paper-cut figures who will dance elegantly across the building. Accompanied by a moving and original soundtrack, Love Motion presents a joyful burst of simple pleasure on a cold, dark wintery night.

As Coren writes, “it’s cheesy and honest and emotional. It’s about a sort of spirituality. It’s about a longing for oneness and love and togetherness. It’s about a possible optimism. It’s about a definite scepticism”.

The artwork will be on display from 18-21 January, from 5:30-10:30pm as part of Lumiere London.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

18—21 January 2018

Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts,

Free, no booking required.