Es Devlin OBE practices across the worlds of art, opera, music and technology.
She is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse technology and poetry. Her luminous fluorescent red Fifth Lion sculpture roared AI- generated collective poetry to crowds in Trafalgar Square in September 2018. The Singing Tree, a collective choral installation at the V&A, merged machine-learning with sound and light in 2017; the 2016 Mirrormaze in Peckham and 2017 ROOM 2022 at Miami Art Basel both explored reflective labyrinthine narratives and geometries.
She has conceived touring stage sculptures for Beyoncé, U2, The Weeknd, Adele and Kanye West and collaborated with celebrated theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli on an interpretation of The Order of Time read by Benedict Cumberbatch at BOLD Peckham in September 2018
She has pioneered an artistically and technically ambitious approach to her practice that bridges the gap between audience and performance, often using surface, light, projection and reflection to create dramatic and ambiguous spatial and psychological environments.
Her practice was the subject of the Netflix documentary series Abstract: the Art of Design, and she has recently been named winner of the much-coveted commission to design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The PoemPavilion will continue the work in AI generated collective poetry first conceived with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Serpentine in 2017.