Into the Unknown: Patrick Gyger on curating the Barbican’s sci-fi summer spectacular

By Lucy Bourton

“It is a journey of science fiction through different chapters. Extraordinary voyages, space odysseys, final frontiers, how we actually map the world, explore it, under the sea and into the earth,” says Patrick Gyger, curator of Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, the huge exhibition that is landing at the Barbican this summer. “Then you leave that world and go to the moon, to space, a massive movement of discovery. After, you go back to the world, but have a utopian take, then you go inside yourself, think of AI and cybernetics. The human consciousness and body are the new playing field.”

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