Lawrence Lek: Sky Line
02 Oct - 05 Oct 2014
Sky Line is the 2014 Art Licks Weekend digital commission, interrogating the representation of utopian narratives through videos and virtual worlds.
Sky Line is a utopian virtual world based on London, where players explore a new transportation network that connects galleries and project spaces across the city. Modelled as a floating version of the Circle Line, each station is based on a location participating in the Art Licks Weekend festival, with its curatorial concept and physical architecture adapted to its digital double.
Sky Line will premiere at The White Building and will be presented as a download, video tour, and a playable installation. Travellers will be given unlimited access to the hovering trains, moving between independent galleries, domestic exhibitions, subterranean spaces, and other fragments of the city. Open ticket gates, ghostly buskers, looping videos, and flickering signs act as guides to explore this speculative world.

Preview Thu 2 Oct 6-9pm
Fri 3 – Sun  5 Oct, 12-6pm

Free entry

Suitable for age 16 and under

7 Queen’s Yard
London E9 5EN

A discussion about the experience of projects, places and platforms that do not exist in physical form takes place 3-5pm on Sat 4 Oct. Book a place here.

Sky Line continues Lawrence Lek's use of simulations as a medium to assemble three-dimensional collages of found objects and situations drawn from observed reality. Lek is a speculative sculptor and comes from an architectural/ performance background, and he has shown a number of iterations of Bonus Levels (often accompanied with a performative intervention) at a series of venues, including the V&A and Parasol Unit.