Beholder continues UVA’s investigations into time perception and the relativity of our experiences. It centres around the wonder of everyday phenomena as seen through autistic perspectives, inviting us to re-evaluate our perception of beauty.
“My son Oliver is profoundly autistic, he has never been able to communicate with words and sees the world in a very different way to that of a neurotypical person. When BOM gallery invited UVA to make a work using VR and in collaboration with high functioning autistic artists, I felt compelled to embrace the idea and hopefully raise awareness about the condition. Rather than focus on the negative aspects of autism, Beholder is a work that celebrates some of the fascinating aspects of the neurodivergent perception.”
— Matt Clark, Founder of UVA
Beholder was commissioned by BOM. It was on display at V&A Museum in September 2018 and at Birmingham Open Media gallery from October 4 to December 8 2018.