Celebration of digital art at Cambridge Junction – Preview

Art Youth arts group to unlock the digital potential of Cambridge at free event

Cambridge Junction will play host to a one-day celebration of digital art curated by local youth arts group Circuit Cambridge.

Circuit Unlocks Digital, a free event on 11th of June, will invite guests to interact with a range of workshops hosted by acclaimed digital artists. From 4-7pm, guests can hack ordinary objects to create musical instruments with invention tool Makey Makey, manipulate digital images of Cambridge alongside Antonio Roberts, who has created of video for MTV, and make their own GIFs with kaleidoscopic artist Luca Mainini who has worked for fashion powerhouses Givency, Dolce & Gabanna and Moschino.

Circuit Unlocks Digital will also feature live music from local bands including Tape Runs Out and Lunacre, with their music accompanied by digital art projections, installations and interactive works, including pieces made on the day by young people in Cambridge.

Led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Circuit invites young people to the arts through festivals, partnerships and peer-led programming – Circuit Cambridge is part of the national Circuit programme connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums.

Tahira Fitzwilliam-Hall, Circuit Programme Manager said: ‘Unlock Digital puts art in the hands of the audience. The young people at Circuit Cambridge have come up with some innovative ways of making art relevant to the electronic age; we are thrilled to have world class artists on-board to explore the digital potential of Cambridge and hope you will join us on this day of digital discovery.’

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