Recreation of 'Black Mirror' Episode Will Provide Intro to London Museum's Massive Sci-Fi Exhibit

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This summer London's

Barbican Centre

 will be running a major exhibition called 

Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction

, which encompasses literature, contemporary art, film, music, comic books and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

For the duration of 

Into the Unknown

, a six-foot video installation from the award-winning British TV series 

Black Mirror

will take over the main Silk Street entrance. The new commission is based on an episode from the first season, “15 Million Merits." The installation cuts, splices and frames short segments from the episode, displayed across multiple screens all along the main entrance hall, to create an immersive introduction to the entire exhibition. Set in a disconcerting, futuristic dystopia, the episode centers on a society whose people live in a hyper artificial environment where they must generate credits by cycling in order to play video games and audition for a reality TV-style talent contest.

Into the Unknown also features clips and paraphernalia from the likes of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, High Rise, Ex Machina and much more. The show will run from June 3rd through September 1st. 



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