15 May 2017

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds

Somerset House, London

18 May – 11 June 2017



Somerset House‘s River Rooms in London will bring one of the world‘s first and most important photography exhibitions back to life with the help of the latest Virtual Reality technology.


The exhibition is designed by Mat Collishaw, one of the most important British artists who graduated in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College London in the late 1980s. Called “Thresholds” the show allows us to travel through time to the year 1939, when the British scientist William Henry Fox Talbot first presented his photographs at King Edward’s School in Birmingham. Visitors can move freely through the digitally reconstructed room and even feel the warmth of an open fire and you will also hear recordings of protests, which took place on the streets of Birmingham at that time. For the exhibition, Mat Collishaw collaborated with photography historian Pete James and architecture historian David Blissett, among others. Tickets can be ordered online from the website.


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