Throughout 2019, Barbican is conducting a wide-ranging discussion on the concept of technology and how it has altered human lives and human perceptions. It’s all part of their expansive Life Rewired season, which comprises art installations, exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and performances.
In this spirit of this project, we’d like you to design a portrait of your favourite movie star, in which they have been enhanced by technology in some aspect. Perhaps it could be the future cyborg version of Oscar Isaac, or a Anne Hathaway preserved as a sentient computer programme? Simply pick your most cherished movie idol, and launch them into the future.
Your design must incorporate the following colour palette:
The overall winner, as judged by our in-house design team, will receive Barbican Membership (valued at £59), a £100 gift voucher for Barbican’s on-site restaurant Osteria, plus two tickets to an Anime’s Human Machines screening of your choice, pending availability.
Five winning artworks to be displayed at Barbican from approximately 1 June to 30 September.
All entries should be A3 portrait (42cm x 29.7 cm) and must be created digitally. Submit your design with the subject line ‘Life Rewired creative brief’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday 22 April.
You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LWLies, but be sure to email us a hi-res version of your entry as well. Please remember to include your full name so we know who to credit. Good luck!
Life Rewired runs at Barbican throughout 2019 and covers art, performance, film and theatre. For more information head to barbican.org.uk/liferewired
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Published 4 Apr 2019