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Es Devlin

Part of Space Shifters

The artist and designer Es Devlin OBE is in demand across the worlds of visual art, opera, dance, concerts and theatre.

She gives a keynote talk about her own work in relation to Space Shifters at Hayward Gallery.

Devlin has conceived performances for some of the world’s most renowned performing artists including Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and U2; designed stage productions, including The Lehman Trilogy, currently showing at the National Theatre; and is behind the staging for all the womens’ shows for Louis Vuitton.

Her solo projects include the projection-mapped sculpture Mask (2018) currently installed at London’s Somerset House, MirrorMaze, a large scale immersive filmic sculpture at Copeland Park Peckham 2016, and PoemPortraits, a work based on a language-generating algorithm in collaboration between Devlin, Google Arts and Culture and the Serpentine Gallery.

Devlin has pioneered an artistically and technically ambitious approach to theatre that bridges the gap between audience and performer, often using surface, light and reflection to create dramatic and ambiguous spatial environments.

In this keynote talk, she presents her own artistic approach in relation to the exhibition Space Shifters at Hayward Gallery, seeking out influences and commonality with the historic and contemporary artworks on display.

Dates & times

15 Nov 2018
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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