The genius of Leonardo da Vinci provides the inspiration for an immersive experience from internationally-acclaimed digital studio, Universal Everything.
This new installation is a 21st century response to the artist’s ground-breaking Studies of ﬂowing water (1510-13); on display as part of Millenium Gallery’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing’ marking the 500th anniversary of his death by exhibiting 12 of Leonardo’s most extraordinary drawings. Centuries before the advent of photography, these drawings revealed the complexity of ﬂuid movement in a way never seen before. The Vehicle of Nature, named after Leonardo’s own description of water, brings together the latest display technologies to create a digital river, which swirls and eddies across the gallery space.
Just as Da Vinci’s work often revealed recurring patterns in nature, the Vehicle of Nature creates recurring patterns of fluid dynamics from micro to macro scales, with floor projections revealing physical similarities between blood flows, river flows, crowd flows and wind flows.
About the Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition
The exhibition at Millenium Gallery in Sheffield is on from Friday 1 February 2019 – Monday 6 May 2019. Featuring amongst the works on display is The head of St Philip (c.1495), a study for one of the world’s most famous paintings, the Last Supper. The exhibition also features examples of Leonardo’s celebrated anatomical drawings, his observations of the movement of water, and more.
About Universal Everything
Based in Sheffield, Universal Everything are a digital art and design collective who have collaborated with some of the world’s leading digital innovators, from Apple, Google and MTV to large-scale architectural collaborations with Sydney Opera House.
The Vehicle of Nature by Universal Everything
19 January – 26 May 2019
More information: museums-sheffield.org.uk