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  • A Journey into The World of Charles and Ray Eames

    679 views 1 month ago
    We fly through 'The World of Charles and Ray Eames' exhibition, hearing from curator Catherine Ince, assistant curator Lotte Johnson and Eames Office director, Eames Demetrios as we tour the gallery space.

    Listen to the full Audio for Travelling To, Or From, The World of Charles and Ray Eames: http://tinyurl.com/audiofor...


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  • Our Highlights Play all

    From Bauhaus to Bond, Dudamel to Dalston House, we bring you the best of our arts videos from across the Barbican.
    • A Microcosm of London - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 8,010 views
      Based on Peter Ackroyd's essay, 'A Microcosm of London', Brighton based animators, Persistent Peril recreate the illustrious history of the Barbican site from the Romans to present day in animation...
    • Boy Blue Entertainment: Intrusion - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 1,406 views
      Along the deserted highwalks of the Barbican estate, down into the empty foyers of the Barbican Centre, a strange presence follows a group of performers as they fill the empty space with dance, wat...
    • Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in the Rain Room - Duration: 5 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 91,316 views
      Dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance inhabited rAndom International's acclaimed Rain Room installation in the Barbican's Curve gallery, performing continuously evolving interventions in the R...
    • Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 16,816 views
      This video contains brief moments of nudity.

      For his new commission in The Curve, London-based artist Eddie Peake combines live performance with sculpture, video, installation and painting to cre...
    • Dalston House - Skaters - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 73,334 views
      Scale the walls of a Victorian terraced house without your feet ever leaving the ground...

      Leandro Erlich presents Dalston House, a captivating, three-dimensional visual illusion located on a vaca...
    • Pipe Dreams - a voyage beneath London feat. soundtrack by LoneLady - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,791 views
      A film about the world being created beneath London.

      Pipe Dreams is a short film commissioned by the Barbican to mark the passing of Crossrail's Tunnel Boring Machines beneath the Barbican Estate....
    • Barbican Britten: Curlew River - Duration: 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 5,906 views
      Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten's church parable, Curlew River is a 'once heard, never forgotten' work.

      Performing at Barbican Britten for three special performances, we captur...
    • Welcome to Digital Revolution - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,695 views
      Discover the rise of digital creativity across the arts as Barbican Guest Curator Conrad Bodman, takes us on a tour of our new immersive exhibition, Digital Revolution.

      From the history of digit...
    • Making a Live Cinema Show: The Forbidden Zone - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 53 views
      Writer Duncan Macmillan, director Katie Mitchell and video director Leo Warner discuss what goes into making cinema live on stage and how it enables storytelling of complex and powerful subject mat...
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  • Barbican Theatre & Dance Play all

    Watch trailers, behind the scenes footage and interviews with artists from our world-class theatre & dance programme.
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    Barbican Art Gallery presents the best international art with a dynamic mix of architecture, design and photography in the heart of London.
    • Welcome to Digital Revolution - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,695 views
      Discover the rise of digital creativity across the arts as Barbican Guest Curator Conrad Bodman, takes us on a tour of our new immersive exhibition, Digital Revolution.

      From the history of digit...
    • In Conversation: Jean Paul Gaultier with Thierry-Maxime Loriot - Duration: 8 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,070 views
      As The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk enjoys its UK premiere at the Barbican Art Gallery, exhibition curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot interviews Jean Paul Gaulti...
    • United Visual Artists: Momentum - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 95,127 views
      United Visual Artists invites you to experience 'Momentum', a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement, which responds to the unique space of The Curve.

      We speak to United Vis...
    • The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier comes to the Barbican - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 33,849 views
      The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
      9 April - 25 August 2014
      Info & Tickets: http://ow.ly/ir8p2

      We travelled to Paris to speak to the celebrated French coutur...
    • Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,241 views
      24 September 2013 - 5 January 2014
      Info: http://ow.ly/pepGo

      In an ambitious new work for the Barbican, Turkish artist Ayşe Erkmen produces a stunning interactive installation for The Curve, highli...
    • Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in the Rain Room - Duration: 5 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 91,316 views
      Dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance inhabited rAndom International's acclaimed Rain Room installation in the Barbican's Curve gallery, performing continuously evolving interventions in the R...
    • Introducing Gaultier: His Fashion World - Duration: 66 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,525 views
      The enfant terrible himself introduces our free multimedia guide for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

      Featuring exclusive interviews with Gaultier, his m...
    • Everything Was Moving: What people are saying - Duration: 95 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,995 views
      Members of the public share their opinions about Everything Was Moving: Photographers from the 60s and 70s at Barbican Art Gallery

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    • Random International: Rain Room - Duration: 65 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 171,809 views
      In this daring new commission, contemporary art studio Random International invites you to experience what it's like to control the rain. Visitors can choose to simply watch the spectacle or find t...
    • Everything Was Moving: In Conversation with Li Zhensheng - Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 900 views
      Chinese photographer Li Zhensheng discusses with Robert Pledge, co-founder of Contact Press Images, the legacy of his unparalleled photographic project that reveals the stark realities of life duri...
    • Everything Was Moving: In Conversation with David Goldblatt - Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,004 views
      Critically acclaimed South African photographer David Goldblatt, renowned for his sharp yet subtle take on life under apartheid, discusses his work with the London-based artist duo Adam Broomberg a...
    • Bauhaus: Art as Life - Gunta Stölzl: A Daughter's Perspective - Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 6,646 views
      Monika Stadler recalls her mother Gunta Stölzl's memories, anecdotes and friendships made during her time as a student and as pioneering master of the Bauhaus weaving workshop.

      Learn of Stölzl's ...
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  • Barbican Classical Music Play all

    The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists, musicians, conductors and collaborators in classical music.
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  • Barbican Guildhall: Joyce DiDonato Masterclass Play all

    International opera star Joyce DiDonato visited the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to give a series of masterclasses to their singers as part of our Artist Spotlight series in April 2015.
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  • Barbican Contemporary Music Play all

    The Barbican welcomes the world's top soloists, musicians and collaborators in contemporary music.

    Barbican contemporary music features the world's hottest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country,contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica.
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  • Barbican Film Play all

    A collection of past ScreenTalks featuring an array of actors, directors, composers and artists, disussing a broad range of films both past and present.
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    • The Forbidden Zone - Dir: Katie Mitchell at the Barbican - Duration: 70 seconds.

      • 19 hours ago
      • 22 views
      A multimedia show of epic scale, The Forbidden Zone tells the story of Clara, a woman who is profoundly disturbed at her husband’s development of chlorine gas during the First World War.

      Schaubüh...
    • Making a Live Cinema Show: The Forbidden Zone - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 53 views
      Writer Duncan Macmillan, director Katie Mitchell and video director Leo Warner discuss what goes into making cinema live on stage and how it enables storytelling of complex and powerful subject mat...
    • Transforming Arts and Learning at the Barbican - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 159 views
      We speak to some of the people behind our arts and learning programme at the Barbican.

      Featuring interviews with Chairman of Barbican Centre Trust, Emma Kane; Director of Creative Learning, Sean ...
    • BabaFish: Expiry Date at London International Mime Festival, Barbican - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,018 views
      Dominoes topple … an hourglass is overturned. Time is ever-present in this ephemeral retrospective of one man’s life, his scattered memories conveyed through acrobatics, movement, music and dance. ...
    • A Journey into The World of Charles and Ray Eames - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 679 views
      We fly through 'The World of Charles and Ray Eames' exhibition, hearing from curator Catherine Ince, assistant curator Lotte Johnson and Eames Office director, Eames Demetrios as we tour the galler...
    • Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois: He Who Falls at London International Mime Festival - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 9,922 views
      Six performers appear to defy the laws of gravity, responding with strength and grace to maintain balance on board a constantly shifting platform. Part of London International Mime Festival.

      Compa...
    • Introducing Circa's The Return at the Barbican for London International Mime Festival - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 6,764 views
      Circa’s Artistic Director, Yaron Lifschitz, introduces this daring and exciting Australian company as they prepare to bring their new show, 'The Return' to the Barbican.

      From the Australian compa...
    • Stereoptik's Dark Circus at London International Mime Festival - Duration: 83 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,284 views
      Fantastical stories of circus are animated live onstage by Stereoptik duo, Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet.

      Paper, ink, sand and silhouettes spring into being in the skilled hands of two...
    • Behind the Scenes of Complicite's The Encounter - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 2,425 views
      Simon McBurney transports us into the depths of the Amazon, his storytelling served by the enveloping presence of binaural technology.

      Find out more about the cutting-edge sound design in this be...
    • 'Get Happy' with Told by an Idiot - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,381 views
      Enter a world of artfully controlled chaos.

      Physical comedy, live music, acrobatics, silly dancing and audience interaction all feature in this 'madcap little gem' which will have you laughing ou...
    • Riccardo Chailly introduces the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 510 views
      Ahead of their third International Associate Residency at the Barbican, the conductor's last UK visit as Gewandhauskappelmeister, Riccardo Chailly talks about the history of the great orchestra and...
    • Robert Lepage: Needles and Opium - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,558 views
      Spellbinding technical wizardry illuminates a multilayered tale of heartbreak as Robert Lepage takes inspiration from the lives of Jean Cocteau and Miles Davis to explore addiction, disorientation ...
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