Merge Festival with Better Bankside

Now into its 5th year the Merge festival returns to Bankside with its immersive art.

On your wavelength by Marcus Lyall. 
An interesting pop up art installation. Where a subject gets connected with EEG wires to measure their brain waves. The lights react to this depending on how active your brain is.

Marcus is known for award winning stage visuals for the Chemical brothers and Metallica.

You can try out / visit at 37 America Street SE1 1TU which is off Southwark road. Open till 18 October.

Chamber of Wishes by the artist Bompas & Parrs
Make your wish in the wishing well… based on the history of the natural springs in Bankside.

Bompas & Parrs focuses on the interrelationship between performance and setting. Collaborating between specialist technicians and musicians to create an experimental exhibition.

Open till 18 October at 88 Borough high Street, SE1 1TU

The performer by the artist Adam Frank
Walking along the pavement on Southwark street through a spot light will trigger a round of applause.

The installation uses a real time audio audience simulating 500 people. Your own personal audience under the spotlight.

On till 18 October at SE1 1TU.

Chain reaction by Trope
This is at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in the basement. Animation, computing & engineering.

The installation is inspired by the 1874 building which housed the first tensile testing machine in the world. It expores the nature of time through action and re-action.

Open till 18 October ( only part of the week) 99 Southwark street SE1 0JF

Interplay curated by Illuminate Productions for the TV Times 60th anniversary
An exhibition of unseen photography of music icons from 60s to the 80s. 

With Kermit and Elton John, Cilla Black, James Brown, Muddy Waters amongst others.

Opens till 18 October at 1 Joan Street, SE1 8DA

Thanks to Igerslondon and Visit Bankside for a photowalk around some of the pop up art installations. More photos and links can be found below.

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