Friday Late: The Eyes Have It

Take part in workshops and experience installations and performances exploring the theme of eyes

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Throughout the V&A

  • Free event

Friday Late: The Eyes Have It photo

This Friday Late, consider the effects of seeing and being seen, of watching and being watched. Find out how optical illusions can make our eyes deceive us and learn how to escape the ever-watchful surveillance camera. See films which challenge the lens through which we see the world and explore miniature paintings which attempt to capture the window of the soul. Play games to question the digital gaze and experience dance that asks can there be an ‘I’ without the eye of a beholder?

Food and drink
Drinks are available in the Cromwell Road entrance throughout the evening and in The John Madejski Garden (weather permitting). Food and drinks will be served in the Café and Courtyard Café until 21.00.

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing

Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.


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