Friday, 19 November 2021
Lydia Chan - Your Ship Has Landed
The Colour Feed:
An intergalatic, cosmic, monster-filled land has surfaced in the place of what was once the NOW Gallery in London. Artist Lydia Chan's Your Ship Has Landed is a site-speficific interactive installation that comes to life with a VR app where friendly pink creatures and rainbow trees follow you through the exhibition.
In keeping with previous commissions at NOW, colour is at the heart of the art with floor stickers, compelling animations on digital screens and a forest of wooden shapes embellished in every colour of the rainbow. Part fantasy, part sci-fi and every bit a maximalist dream, it's an exhibition that will capture the imagination of babies through to adults; a rare balance to achieve in public art.
Lydia's background is in interior and set design and she also creates intricate beaded jewellery, both of which have influenced the eccentric, playful nature of the installation which is must-visit for colour-lovers.
Lydia Chan's 'Your Ship Has Landed' is free to visit.
Open 18-Nov-21 to 6-March-22 at NOW Gallery, Peninsula Squre, London, SE10.