Few visual artists forge the physical and digital to such astonishing effect in quite the way that London-based artist and designer Es Devlin does. Whether working for the world’s top theatres or exhibition spaces such as National Theatre or the V&A, creating a piece for the Venice Biennale, or designing acclaimed immersive sets for artists like Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, Devlin’s work is innovative, boundary pushing and always inspirational. Her play with light and digital projection creates sculptural, immersive experiences that draw in audiences, whether she’s working in gallery or public spaces and on any scale. The designer of the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012, Devlin’s plaudits include an OBE and three Olivier Awards. As we launch LFF Expanded the first immersive art strand at BFI London Film Festival, it’s a huge privilege to welcome this pioneer to talk about her ground-breaking work.