Neutral, Moving Space

Moving Space

A new exhibition by pioneering filmmakers Neutral featuring new spatial installations exploring moving imagery and non-real space.

Neutral is a practice which changes the way architecture is perceived without actually designing buildings. Their films and images communicate buildings that are not yet built, or else places partly already known. In both cases they encourage you to go beyond first impressions, suggesting that there is more to these imaginary and real places than meets the eye. We are very pleased to be able to present their imagery in three dimensions at the Yard Gallery this autumn, along with a selection of video animations for designs by Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and others, in the new exhibition Moving Space.

Highlighting the extent of the studio’s art based commissions the exhibition will premiere Upright, a new video installation in the gallery that simulates an infinitely ascending journey. Reacting to the growth of cities such as Dubai and Shanghai, the experience created by large surrounding animation screens explores timely ideas of moving vertically through urban landscapes and the future of cities expanding upwards. Neutral’s installations combine readily available and new technologies with imagined worlds to create landscapes that merge the digital and physical, the real and the unreal.

Over the last decade Neutral has been commissioned by a number of visionary architects to visualise projects, from buildings to urban masterplans. Integrating digitally rendered environments with real footage, the films both bring to life the imaginations of these space makers and also offer the viewer an unexpected, beyond-reality experience of buildings they may already know, such as an aerial tour of the new Tate Modern development, or a 3D exploration of the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Outside, Neutral will be using the courtyard as a project space in which to develop their ideas about architecture, cities and space that extends from, and beyond, their digital work.