London artists on fiction and reality

14 October 2014 - 4 January 2015

MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today. These artists seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

About the exhibition

MIRRORCITY brings together art informed by science-fiction, the emergence of new speculative philosophies and the effects of the internet on our lives.

Visitor Info

Find out about the exhibition opening hours, transport, accessibility and how to purchase tickets. 


Find out about MIRRORCITY's talks, tours, workshops, performances and more. 


Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 November


Four days of talks, performances, tours and workshops that provide unprecedented access to the artists and themes of MIRRORCITY.

Emma McNally: Blog

For the duration of MIRRORCITY artist Emma McNally will post regularly on our Southbank Centre blog to explore and expand upon the themes of her work featured in the exhibition.

Volumes Project

Artist Insight

Find out about the work of artists Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon, Katye Coe, Nicola Conibere, Charlie Morrissey, Florence Peake, and Rahel Vonmoos, taking part in MIRRORCITY as part of Volumes Project.

MIRRORCITY Remix: Exhibition

Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 November

For the duration of the events weekend UNIT present an exhibition of work made as a result of their investigation into the curatorial process of MIRRORCITY


Mark Aerial Waller: Dial-A-Ride


Friday 14, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November

Screening of Mark Aerial Waller's new three-part video worked filmed, daily, in locations around the Southbank.

Lucy Steggals

Take a walk along the Thames from Waterloo Bridge  to Tower Bridge

James Bridle Online/Offline Residency

For the duration of MIRRORCITY (14 October – 4 January) writer, publisher and technologist James Bridle will carry out an online/offline residency responding to the themes of the exhibition.



Artists from MIRRORCITY – including Tim Etchells, Aura Satz, Emma McNally and Tai Shani – discuss the role that London plays in their varied practices. 

Aura Satz

Artist Insight

For MIRRORCITY artist Aura Satz will exhibit two sound works Dial Tone Operator, 2014, and Glissolalia, 2008.

Tai Shani

Artist Insight

A new installation and three-part performance titled Dark Continent, 2014.


A unique artist-led publication edited by Tom McCarthy and presented in a newspaper format, it features newly-commissioned texts and images from the author, artists included in the show and celebrated writers Chloe Aridjis, Stewart Home and Deborah Levy. Includes a full-colour ‘supplement’, featuring large-format images of the works in the exhibition and an introductory essay by curator Stephanie Rosenthal.

Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Artist Insight
Preparatory collages for Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows, 2014, a newly commissioned sculptural installation.


The curatorial journey in putting together the Hayward Gallery exhibition, MIRRORCITY, has been an extremely interesting one. As part of the exhibition the Hayward Gallery have invited UNIT to investigate this process and respond to their findings. 


Artist Insight

Episodic documentary videos exploring the changing conditions in London making artists move to other cities and other countries.