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Brief Published: 17 Sep 2012

Prism at Victoria and Albert Museum


Prism by London-based digital artist and filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda is part of a series of installations at the Victoria and Albert Museum – the hub of London Design Festival

The many faces of Prism’s huge iceberg-shaped form act as screens, creating an ever-changing patchwork of colour and pattern. Referencing the fast-moving pace of London, the patterns and motifs are an interpretation of data about the capital on topics from transport to economics.

Prism is part of an exploration of hidden spaces at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and is installed in the cupola above the ceramics gallery. It can be viewed from below by looking up into the domed roof space. However, to be seen in its entirety, visitors must climb a steep spiral staircase that has never before been open to the public.

Prism will be open to the public from September 14-23 2012. Due to space restrictions, it is a ticketed event.

Victoria and Albert Museum