If you go down to Highgate Woods in London today, you might be in for a bit of a surprise. Among the dog walkers, the frazzled parents searching for their kids and the forestry workers making sure that the ancient woodland is being preserved, you might, if you look carefully, find one of the most prolific artists and illustrators working in the UK. Highgate Woods, all 28 hectares of it, is Noma Bar’s ‘office’. Everyday, come rain or shine, the graphic artist is there, somewhere, armed with his notebooks and pens, working through ideas that will appear in their final forms in newspapers, magazines, as part of a campaign or a gallery.
The Royal Ballet’s controversy courting resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and experimental artist collective Random International’s Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass have been exploring technology and emotion together for nearly a decade. Their latest collaboration, +/-Human, opens tonight at the Roundhouse, London. The immersive installation harnesses the talents of team of musicians from Warp Records and renowned lighting designer Lucy Carter.