NEC Australia partners with the NGV in giant LED display for Triennial 2020
NEC Australia has announced a supporting partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) flagship exhibition “NGV Triennial 2020” to provide the digital LED canvas to display Quantum Memories, the first true quantum artwork created by media artist, director and pioneer Refik Anadol.
Visitors to the Triennial will experience an ever-changing large-scale immersive multimedia artwork displayed on NEC’s LED technology.
Refik paints with a thinking brush, offering radical visualisations of our digitised memories of the natural realm, exploring the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantum computing.
“We at NEC Australia are extremely proud to be able to join Refik Anadol and NGV in this exciting art project that will be viewed by potentially hundreds of thousands of people on a massive 10 metre X 10 metre NEC screen in NGV’s Federation Court,” NEC Australia general manager, digital display Stuart Wyse says.
“This will literally be a massive blank canvas provided by us for Refik Anadol to use as his own, and we are incredibly excited that NEC will provide him with what will be the largest LED screen NGV has deployed.
“We believe it is the best choice for this exhibition and for the finest in his field to be using our signature digital canvas that is our XE Series LED from our highly regarded Xtreme series range of LED, it is perfect for not only this exhibition, but allows flexibility to be easily repurposed for future events at NGV.”
Refik’s work encourages visitors to imagine the beginning of a quantum computerised mind and its immense potential for the future of art and design.
NGV director Tony Ellwood says that the Quantum Memories is the largest digital artwork staged by the NGV: “We are delighted to partner with NEC Australia to present this ground-breaking project [on their LED screen].”
Refik Anadol’s epic scale work will be on display for the duration of NGV Triennial 2020, 19 December 2020 through to 18 April 2021, at NGV’s famed Federation Court in Melbourne.