Work by Liverpool Hope Fine Art graduate Ant Hamlyn goes on display at the V&A Gallery this week.
Ant’s work #TheStrobeGlobe is on display in the V&A’s Europe 1600 – 1815 Galleries as part of their Friday Late series, which invites visitors to take a data detox and learn how to subvert their smart technologies.
#TheStrobeGlobe is a social media hotspot where you can experience the power of the hashtag.
Use twitter to tag #TheStrobeGlobe and activate the Globe, transforming it into a trending starscape exploring how we perform online.
Ant first brought the digital and fine art worlds together during his undergraduate degree at Liverpool Hope, where he was awarded the inaugural Liverpool Hope and FACT artist residency in 2015.
His six-month residency resulted in The Boost Project, which involved an inflating orb, symbolizing the sense of self-worth that we can feel after receiving ‘likes’ online. It grew in size if liked through Facebook, tweeted about or Hashtagged via Instagram.
The piece was exhibited alongside LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner in FACT’s Follow exhibition in 2016.
#TheStrobeGlobe is at The V&A on Friday 28th April
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