Performance & Dance

We sat on a mat and had a chat and made maps! #MagicCarpet

Part of Unlimited

Let your mind wander at We Sat on a Mat and Had a Chat and Made Maps! #MagicCarpet, a practice-led research project weaving science and art together.

Sit on a tapestry art installation and chat with one of the creators of the work while you co-create a map of your mind’s wanderings.

#MagicCarpet is an ongoing work by artist Dr Kai Syng Tan in collaboration with Philip Asherson, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at King’s College London. The project draws on emerging research on the universality of mind wandering as well as how it relates to visual art and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Commissioned and supported by the Unlimited programme, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

Dates & times

5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
    • Wed 5 September 2018
      • 10:00 am
    • Thu 6 September 2018
      • 10:00 am
    • Fri 7 September 2018
      • 10:00 am
    • Sat 8 September 2018
      • 10:00 am
    • Sun 9 September 2018
      • 10:00 am


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer (Red Reception Area)



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Event information

Meet The Artist: 5.30pm - 6.30pm on Thursday 6th September

This event is Audio Described (AD).

Related Events

Visual Art Tours: Friday 7 September, Saturday 8 September, Sunday 9 September, 1pm and 3pm.
Meet at the Welcome Hub on Level 2 of Royal Festival Hall.

Come with us and discover all the visual art elements of Unlimited across both the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall sites. From dirty secrets to unheard voices, from Palestine to life in London, from tapestry to an invitation to rest in public, find out more about why each work was commissioned, the motivations behind the artists and the techniques they use.

Access provided for each work will be highlighted.