Surreal times at the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition
Imagineear is proud to be working with the Dulwich Picture Gallery again this Spring on its latest exhibition, British Surrealism. It marks 100 years since the birth of the iconic movement which, although short-lived, had a deep impact on British culture. The major exhibition includes works from well known figures, such as Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, as well as lesser known artists like Grace Pailthorpe, Reuben Mednikoff and Conroy Maddox.
Imagineear’s self-guided multimedia tour of the exhibition takes a different approach to the traditional tour format reflecting the values of Surrealism. All visitors receive the multimedia guide and are encouraged to make their own discoveries through surprise, juxtaposition and coincendence. In one example, using innovative 3D immersive audio, visitors are plunged directly into Shakespeare’s scene depicted in Henry Fuseli’s painting ‘Macbeth’ Act 1 Scene iii, The Weird Sisters.
Other artworks are set against a backdrop of literary references and artists’ quotes including how William Blake’s ‘The Tyger’ influenced the Paul Nash painting, and readings from surrealist poet David Gascoyne. The guide also includes an exclusive interview with exhibition curator Dr. David Boyd Haycock.
“It’s been great fun creating a surrealist-inspired tour format, matching the themes explored in this exhibition.” said Emma Thompson, Creative Development Manager at Imagineear. “This is the first time we’ve created a 3D immersive sound experience in a multimedia guide and takes the visitor’s engagement with the painting to a whole new level.”
British Surrealism runs until 17th May 2020 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the multimedia guide is included with every purchased entry.
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