Dystopian future: Charlie Brooker's hit series imagines what the technology-riddled future will look like House of Tomorrow
Ever feel like you’re stuck in an episode of Black Mirror? Now you actually can be, thanks to an immersive experience created for the Barbican Centre’s major upcoming sci-fi exhibition, Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction.
The Barbican’s Silk Street entrance hall will host a six-foot video installation based on the 15 Million Merits episode, which starred Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya and Jessica Brown Findlay, who is currently on stage in the Almeida’s Hamlet.
The episode, which series creator Charlie Brooker wrote with his wife Konnie Huq, imagined a dystopian future where people had to earn merits on exercise bikes in order to audition for reality TV judges.
The installation will feature cuts and frames from the episode displayed across multiple screens, offering an immersive entrance to the epic new show, which will also feature props from Alien, Jurassic Park and Godzilla.
The exhibition tells the story of sci-fi through literature, film, art, comics, music and video games.
Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction is at the Barbican from June 3 to September 1; barbican.org.uk