Web design for performance lecture
The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.
When I was senior web designer at Liquid Light I was lucky enough to work on a web project for the Barbican. They were producing a one off event, entitled “Consciousness”. An interactive performance lecture exploring the history of the brain, narrated by BBC Horizon presenter and Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy, featuring music by James Holden, visuals by One of us, and was to be held in the Barbican concert hall.
They approached us with a view to helping them present this event online, in a way that was as evocative as the event itself. Working closely with the Barbicans online marketing department I created a beautiful immersive online experience. To keep things simple I chose to create one single page, using the “parallax technique” to create depth, perspective and movement.
The result is an intuitive single page website, giving ease of navigation and allowing the viewer to seamlessly immerse themselves in the performance lecture.
The website has now been archived, but you can read about the performance lecture at the Barbican here