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Instruments for a sound bath laid out on the floor in front of the altar at Sandham Memorial Chapel, 11 March 2020


Tony Spencer with the Icosahedron at Sandham Memorial Chapel

Geometric shape number two, the Icosahedron, made it’s first appearance at National Trust property Sandham Memorial Chapel this March, in, a group exhibition of contemporary art by CAS Artists called Saturated Space. Tony Spencer says, “the sacred geometry of the Icosahedron represents water, and it is visiting Sandham has a tribute to the paintings of Stanely Spencer and the solace he found in a safe space lying between two bath tubs.”

Visitors at the opening night on 11 March were able to experience an live performance by sound artists Tony Spencer and Samantha Britton (both trained sound healers) while the orange-gowned bodies of artists’ Maija Liepins and Christine Dodd weaved and crawled, and flowed around one another and through the space, providing a unique site-specific experience.

After the show in the chapel, the sculpture was installed in the adjacent exhibition complete with a pre-recorded soundscape. Tony Spencer’s sound-installation ‘Nothing Will Disturb Me’ responded to the Chapel’s function as a place for experiencing healing. Within the work there is a contemplative space.

The geometric structure, made from reclaimed pallet wood is the second in a 5 part series of sacred geometric shapes which will be revealed at shows taking place throughout Hampshire as part of Tony’s collaborative research and development project Nothing ‘Is’ Immediate, funded by Arts Council England Project Grants. As each artist responds to Tony’s artworks, they will collectively journey through the elements which correspond with the five platonic solids. You can follow our process on this blog throughout 2020.




This blog was written by Maija Liepins for #NothingIsImmediate


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