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Alternative Guide to the Universe

Following the runaway success of Light Show, the curators at Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery present their summer exhibition, a mind-bending journey through some unconventional interpretations of time and space. 

Alternative Guide to the Universe explores the work of self-taught artists and architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors, all of whom offer bracingly unorthodox perspectives on the world we live in.

Eccentric and inspiring, their work re-imagines our social and cultural conventions in ways that fearlessly depart from accepted ways of thinking.

Contributors to the exhibition explore fictional identities and design imaginary cities; they build healing machines and record the unseen energy flows of our bodies. They speculate on mysteries of time and space; create devices for time travel and communication with other dimensions; and fashion new letter forms designed to liberate the alphabet from the strictures of Western civilization.

Taken together, their work conjures a kind of a parallel universe where ingenuity and inventiveness trump common sense and received wisdom.

With special added attraction The Museum of Everything in the Hayward Gallery Project Space. 

For more information about the exhibition, click here.