As stated by the famous modern artist Kurt Schwitters in 1926, art is nothing more than rhythm. This group exhibition, curated by AV Festival 10, presents six contemporary artist rooms, including three new commissions, on the theme of energy and sound. Sculptural objects are brought to life by electrical, mechanical and human energy, uniting technology with the forces of nature. Featuring Rhodri Davies, Alec Finlay, Felix Hess, Pe Lang, Liliane Lijn and Charlemagne Palestine.
Charlemagne Palestine’s debut UK installation beardemonium tintinnabulum features his signature motif of soft toy bears that absorb human energy and transmit it into the gallery like sponges or magnets. Commissioned by AV Festival 10.
Room Harp by Rhodri Davies is a series of new harp sculptures played by mechanical fans, turning the harps into musical wind machines. Commissioned by AV Festival 10.
sky-wheels is a new work by Alec Finlay, a field of sixteen model wind turbines featuring poems by the artist on their colourful kinetic blades. Commissioned by AV Festival 10.
It’s in the Air by artist and physicist Felix Hess is an installation of 500 floor-based small paper vanes that respond to subtle air flow in the room.
In Pe Lang’s series of thermocromatic paintings, A line determining the limits of an area, an input of thermal energy to the canvas alters its molecular structure and slowly changes its colour.
Liliane Lijn’s work represents the world as energy. Her installations made from copper wire create fluid moving lines of light and her drawings of wind turbines from 1970 predict a future of renewable energy.
Curated and produced by AV Festival 10, in partnership with Hatton Gallery. Supported by Arts Council England.
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