Asif Khan

UK Pavilion

The UK pavilion’s theme is ‘We Are Energy’. The universe was formed 13.8 billion years ago. At that moment all energy and matter was in the same place at the same time. The idea that everything, including life on earth, is comprised of this archaic energy is fascinating to me. I wanted to find a way to express this relationship to our visitors and explore how energy is being continually harnessed and balanced around us.

The musician Brian Eno will compose a continuous sound work for the pavilion to narrate the timeline of energy, and Professor of Astrophysics, Catherine Heymans, from the University of Edinburgh, has developed the scientific context.  

The pavilion will occupy a 2200m² space which will be pre-built to shell and core by the Expo organisers.

Astana is one of the smaller, specialised expositions which traditionally take place two years after the larger universal expositions such as those at Milan and Shanghai, and will run from 10 June to 10 September.