An immersive exhibition that redefines digital creativity, where the world of videogames spills out beyond the screen. Step into the realm of the videogame in a series of playful and immersive installations that will take you on a journey through new sonic landscapes and exciting kaleidoscopic worlds. Virtual Realms pairs six of the world’s most acclaimed videogame developers with six leading media design studios to create a series of large-scale, experimental spaces.
This exhibition presents 21st century game design as a unique form of contemporary art, opening a new way to experience this rapidly evolving platform. Take a journey through the six realms, each with a distinct theme; curated by the Barbican, London with the celebrated game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi as guest-curator. From playful adventures in unchartered worlds, to meditative reflections on life itself, join us in this physical and communal environment.