Curtain Call at the Roundhouse

Curtain Call by Ron Arad

Ron Arad’s celebrated Curtain Call was back at the Roundhouse as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. I was able to experience the monumental 360-degree floor-to-ceiling immersive installation, and genuinely disconnect myself from the outside world, as moving images and sound captivated my full awareness.The imposing ‘curtain’ is made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring, topped with multiple projectors that flawlessly display short films by collaborators including Daniel Landau, Universal Everything, and Babis Alexiadis, to name a few. Furthermore, the perfectly designed soundscape is seamlessly adapted for each display, transporting the fascinated audience to other worlds. Tropical storms pouring over a magical rainforest, a hairy giant, and a whimsical piano are some of the visual highlights of Curtain Call, an enthralling experience to witness both from the inside and out. Alongside the installation the Roundhouse presented Curtain Call Live, a selection of immersive live music gigs, including GAIKA, Eska, and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Alas Curtain call has now closed so if you missed it, you missed out!