London Met grad programmes ambitious new exhibition

Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, explores the often-hidden impact of new technologies.

Date: 26 October 2020

London Met alumna Nye Thompson has programmed the 2020 Visions exhibition at East London gallery, the Nunnery at Bow Arts.

Thompson’s exhibition explores our world through the many new digital systems that have fundamentally changed how we see and exist. Data is harvested, other worlds are imagined and the cataclysmic effect of technology is explored. 

Thompson, who gained a Fine Arts MFA at London Met, is known for her technical innovation. Her work is celebrated for its often weird and unsettling effects as she pushes the boundaries of digital art by creating data-generating artist software systems to explore the often-hidden impact of new technologies.

She will premiere new work for Visions, originally commissioned by The Lowry’s WEEK 53 Festival, which virtually builds a colossal dividing wall on the un-walked territories of Mars. 

The work of 24 other artists joins Thompson’s from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, the US and Wales, contemplating data gathering, other worlds, space, earth and CCTV. 

Visions is Bow Arts’ renowned biennial exhibition of moving image, digital and performance art, and this year presents work from 15 countries selected from a worldwide open call. Lead artists Hetain Patel, Nye Thompson and Benedict Drew will all show new films, the themes of which guide the curation of the show’s programmes.     

It runs from October 20 – November 15 2020.

digitised image of the surface of Mars
Dates:20 October - 15 November 2020
Opening hours: Tue to Sun, from 11 am - 4 pm
Address: The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ