Leonardo Da Vinci - Images From the Future
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About the Event
FREE ENTRY Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 11 am – 5pm
Leonardo da Vinci was arguably the greatest artist that ever lived. Twelve of his most extraordinary drawings are on display in Sheffield as part of the major nationwide exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of his death, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. Both a scientist and an artist, he devoted a great part of his life to observe of all the movements that set our world in motion.
Leonardo was always fascinated by waves, whether in water or in sound and music. Inspired by the drawings of flowing water in the Sheffield exhibition, artist Emmanuel Exbrayat from London-based Funky Fox Machines is collaborating with Museums Sheffield, Dr Tim Shephard in the Department of Music at the The University of Sheffield International College, and Festival In\Visible Cities - Contaminazioni Digitali, to create an extraordinary sensory experience.
Through a combination of visual art and music, its purpose is for people to understand and play with everyday movements that, when consciously executed, prove to be an essential part of the harmony perceived by Leonardo in nature, something that can also be compelling in the modern day.
This fully interactive exhibition allows the audience, alongside the artists, to explore the sound of water, every touch triggering sounds and images – like echoing and refracting waves.