A MAGIC STRANGER THAN DEATH
Friday 7 December - Friday 21 December
In Gallery 1, Tom Buckland, Nicci Haynes and Dan Moor present new interactive works in A Magic Stranger than Death opening on Friday 7 December.
Artist Nicci Haynes says her recent interactive work could be thought of as a cross between a flick book and a conveyor belt. “Recall the phenakistoscope, the zoetrope and the praxinoscope, and you might get close to imagining the sort of moving-image device that I am constructing for this exhibition,” Haynes says.
Tom Buckland presents a series of drawing machines that autonomously create artworks of a random nature. By replacing the artist’s hand with a mechanical arm, these machines prompt us to ask – do we even need artists anymore?
Dan Moor wonders if cable ties can help us make sense of it all. “Four billion years later: we have lots of big questions and a huge amount of answers that fail to address the bigness of the questions. Are they the right questions? Moor has set loose thirty thousand used cable tie ends into the world to see what they do and if they can help.
A Magic Stranger than Death invites us to engage with the artwork and pose our own questions.
Artwork: Dan Moor, Double Dodecahedron, 2018.