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David Hockney

David Hockney uses the innovative venue of Lightroom to take visitors on a personal journey through his art, featuring iconic paintings alongside some rarely seen pieces and some newly created work. His life-long fascination with the possibilities of new media is given vibrant expression in a show that invites visitors to see the world through his eyes. Hockney reveals his process in a cycle of six themed chapters, with a specially composed score by Nico Muhly and a commentary by the artist himself. His voice is in our ears as we watch him experimenting with perspective, using photography as a way of 'drawing with a camera,' capturing the passing of time in his polaroid collages and the joy of spring on his iPad, and showing us why only paint can properly convey the hugeness of the Grand Canyon. We join him on his audio-visual Wagner Drive, roaring up into the San Gabriel Mountains and the opera house utilizing animated re-creations of his stage designs. From LA to Yorkshire and up to the present day in Normandy, the show is an unprecedented opportunity to spend time in the presence of Hockney's work.