Gabriel Dawe - Plexus no. 2, 2010
rAndom International - SWARM LIGHT, 2010
The ‘Swarm Light‘ is an experimental light installation with a real ‚collective consciousness’ that subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence. The installation is a contemporary example of how the arbitrary boundaries of fine and decorative art, design and utility are no longer of immediate aesthetic relevance. An apparently inanimate object, ‘Swarm‘ unites crucial aspects of rAndom international‘s continued experimentation with light, behavioural responses and interactive spatial environments. LEDs, polished brass rods, custom circuit boards, custom driver software and hardware, behavioural algorithm, sound sensors, computer & interface.
Dim: 3 cubes, each cube 81cm by 81cm
Bill Durgin - Nudes & Still life
Nudes and Still Lifes is a series of paired photographs that riff on classical painting genres. Nudes: bodies contorted and reshaped into uncanny figures. Still Lives: beautifully intricate arrangements of flora and fauna. Composed to unsettle the relative size of each subject by presenting them on a similar scale, the juxtapositions of the Nudes and the Still Lifes feed off each other, reverberating between ideas of attraction and abjection.
Richard Wilson - Turning the Place Over, 2007
Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.