Universal Everything

► Future You

Motion-capture artwork reflecting your future self

How do you feel when you see a synthetic version of yourself?

In Future You, you are faced with a unique reflection of your potential, synthetic self. Starting as a primitive form, it learns from your movements to adapt, suggesting an agile, superior version of you. This interactive motion-capture artwork evolves, creating a new visual response for each visitor, generating 47,000 possible variations.

Commissioned by The Barbican, London for the entrance of the exhibition AI: More Than Human, open 16 May-26 August 2019.

The exhibition received over 88,000 visitors, making it one of the most successful exhibitions to have been hosted at the Barbican Centre.

AI: More Than Human tour:
Groninger Forum, Groningen, Netherlands – 6 Dec 2019–16 August 2020

World Museum, Liverpool, UK – 18 May–31 October 2021

Guangdong Science Centre, Guangzhou, China – 25 January–10 June 2022

Afundación, A Coruña, Spain – 5 September 2022–5 February 2023

More touring venues TBC

Other exhibitions:
Lifeforms (solo exhibition) – 180 The Strand, London, 2022
Meta.Morf 2020 – Digital Wild
Every-Body: City, Technology and the Body, Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh (online) – 2020
Project Unfold X, Dongdaemoon Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture – 10–28 November 2021
BioMedien – ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2021–2022
Moved by Schlemmer – Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany, 2022
Videocittà – Castel Romano, Rome, Italy, 2022



Edition of 6 with 2 artist proofs


Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Creative Technologist: Chris Mullany
Realtime Look Development: Adam Samson
Sound Design: Simon Pyke
Exhibition Designer: Tonkin Liu
Studio Manager: Simon Thompson
Executive Producer: Ben Young
Commissioned by The Barbican, London


  • “A gaggle of nursery tots are enjoying Universal Everything’s Future You, one of the installations at AI: More than Human, the Barbican’s new exhibition on Artificial Intelligence. One by one they stand in front of the screen and delight as the robotic image on it responds to mimic their movements. What changes will these AI natives see in their lifetimes to the impact that AI will have, for better or for worse, on how we live?”– RIBA
  • Google Arts and Culture
  • Colossal
  • AIGA Eye on Design
  • AI: More Than Human at the Barbican received positive coverage in the international press and four-star reviews in The Times and London Evening Standard.
  • Leggo TV (Videocittà)

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