Nothing Would Disturb Me

Category
Art
Tags
Contemporary Art, Installation, Sculpture, Sound
About This Project

 

Nothing Would Disturb Me the second sculptural sound-installation created in 2020 for the: Nothing ‘is’ Immediate project.

 

The sculptural form is a geometric Icosahedron, symbolically associated with the element water. The sculptures interior presents a dark infinite space created by Black 2.0 paint and bronze reflected mirrors on each plane. Like the mythical well Mímisbrunnr, it presents a symbol of purification and hidden wisdom. The work is an immersive installation, which omits  combined therapeutic sounds, triggered by the viewer’s movement in the space, which also connects to the sculptures material to create physical vibrations.

 

The work was premiered in March 2020 at a Chapel Arts Studios group show titled ‘Saturated Space’, at Sandham Memorial Chapel, in response to a mural by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) , painted by the artist to commemorate the ‘forgotten dead’ of the First World War. Stanley Spencer nicknamed the Chapel The God Box, and amongst his painted murals of Beauford War Hospital, there are many references to the ritual of water, washing and scrubbing, with the representation of the twenty hand basins and six bathtubs.

The work was accompanied by a live art and sound performance within the Chapel at the Private View, presented by collaborating artists Tony Spencer, Christine Dodd, Maija Liepins and Samantha Britton.

 

Materials: discarded pallet-wood, mirrored perspex, electronics, acoustic sounds

© Tony Spencer 2020

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