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Hy Brasil : The isle is full of noises
Hy Brasil is a mysterious, enchanted island, hidden in fog somewhere off the coast of Ireland. It reveals itself to human eye and ear just one day every seven years. This specially commissioned work by sound artist Chris Watson (BBC TV’s award-winning Frozen Planet), brings that day on Hy Brasil to life in an immersive sound installation.
Hy Brasil is composed of compelling wildlife sounds from around the world, drawing visitors deep into the haunting song of seals and the awe-inspiring shrieks of thousands of Manx shearwaters. With glorious ambi-sonic sound and beautiful lighting, lose yourself in the strange and magical world of Hy Brasil.
Construction for a spatial Structure VI (‘KPS6’, 1919/73)
Trained engineers, the Stenberg brothers (1899-1982 / 1900-33) were central to the Russian Constructivist movement. Their achievements included designing theatre sets, women’s shoes, posters for the films of Sergei Eisenstein and, in 1947, Vladimir designed the May Day decorations for Red Square. This display presents a 1973 reconstruction of the lost 1919 sculptural prototype for a building, known as ‘KPS6’, or ‘Construction for a Spatial Structure VI’. Related archival material shows the brothers’ important role in the Moscow avant-garde on the 1920s, tracing this sculpture’s continued influence since its original showing at Moscow’s Poet’s Cafe in January 1922.
Beyond the Pose
Bruce McLean is a sculptor who makes work that draws on a variety of media from live art, film, photography, painting and sculpture, dispensing with categories of definition as it moves across media, carried by an interdisciplinary, riotous imagination. The exhibition draws upon work made by Bruce McLean over 50 years but through the prism of new and recent work. Introducing his work to audiences not familiar with his distinctive, irreverent voice and providing new perspectives by creating surprising junctures between earlier and new work, it shows McLean to be an artist who, frequently joining forces with others, consistently breaks rules, and permits audiences to experience work that disrupts disciplines and breaches borders.
A Parlay is a new artists’ book and the outcome of a project exploring art, value and utility by Art walk co-leader Amelia Crouch. The book is being launched at Leeds Art Gallery to coincide with the Art Walk. The project began with a single artwork – the sculpture ‘Atom Body Was Light’ (1964) by Liliane Lijn – that forms part of Leeds Art Gallery’s collection. Amelia held a series of conversations with individuals using the sculpture as a point of departure. Content from the conversations has been selected, edited and manipulated to produce this new artwork.