Raqs Media Collective: Invisible Dust

The Royal Docks, London

Friday 19 May 2023: 'Forecast' 2023 symposium, City Hall


11–29 May 2023 – The Royal Docks & Thames Barrier Park, London E16


Sea Change is a three-week event bringing together international artists with leading UCL academics, inspired by research into sustainable responses to the climate emergency. Four new commissions will be exhibited by Simon Faithfull, Melanie Manchot, Dana Olārescu and Raqs Media Collective. The season also draws from the fascinating historical context of the Royal Docks. 


‘The Waves Are Rising’ by Raqs Media Collective will feature an animated augmented reality (AR) wave on a large scale LED screen, superimposed upon live video feed video of the still waters of The Royal Docks, filling the vista of the usually calm waterscape with an animated surging wave as well as detritus and data from the high seas.


Listen to Raqs discuss 'The Waves Are Rising' in a podcast produced by Lucia Scazzocchio here

Images: 'The waves are rising, Raqs Media Collective 2023' Photos: Tian Khee Siong and @yourroyaldocks. The Royal Docks/ Invisible Dust 2023. 
11 May 2023