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Jason Allen 19/04/17

Step Into A Black Mirror Episode At The Barbican

Walking into a Black Mirror.

Is that something you can see yourself doing?

Because if so, we have some good news for you: as part of their new show exploring the history of sci-fi, Into The Unknown, The Barbican are going to turn their huge Silk Screen entrance hall into an immersive take on the oh-so-gloriously bleak episode 15 Million Merits.

Quite how they’re doing this is still under wraps, but we do know that moments from the episode will be re-edited, mashed-up, and displayed on huge six-foot video installations surrounding you. We’re assuming that there will also be exercise bikes.

This is of course, merely the entrance hall – the rest of the exhibition will feature original manuscripts by Jules Verne, props and models from films including Star Wars, Star Trek, Interstellar, District 9, Alien, Jurassic Park and Godzilla, as well as new work by the Oscar award-winning VFX specialists behind Ex Machina and The Martian. And that’s just for starters. And if that doesn’t sound appealing?

You need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

NOTE: Into The Unknown runs from June 3rd – 1st September. Tickets are available now and can be purchased right HERE


The Barbican | Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

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Into The Unknown

The Barbican, Silk Street, Moorgate, East London, EC2Y 8DS