Follow Me, 2009. Royal Fort Gardens, University of Bristol. Photo: Jamie Woodley
In what appears to be an abandoned archive, 114 domestic, analogue radio sets stacked on shelves come to life in communal song in this new work by acclaimed artists and film-makers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth).
Individual voices are broadcast to the sets, and as some radios join together in harmony, others crackle and find the ‘inbetween space’ between clear and broken reception. Collectively these unseen singers perform a dramatic new version of Dies Irae from the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass.
Commissioned to mark the opening of the University’s new Life Sciences building in the vicinity of the gardens, Hollow is a new public art work by artist Katie Paterson with Zeller & Moye. Produced by Bristol-based arts producers Situations, the project is the result of three years’ research and sourcing of one of the largest tree samples amassed in the UK to date.
“At the end of the last Ice Age, the British Isles were home to only a handful of indigenous plants…. They have become host to a vast and varied collection of flowers, trees and shrubs …. The majority of these introductions occurred over two centuries, between 1735 and 1935” Sue Shephard, Seeds of Fortune: A Great Gardening Dynasty, 2003.
Seeds of Change is an ongoing investigation into ballast flora in the port cities of Europe by the Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves.
Over the last 8 years Bristol City Council has been developing a series of new schools across the City as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme (BSF); a government initiative established to rebuild or renew every secondary school in England over a 10-15 year period. BSF was the biggest single government investment in improving school buildings for over 50 years.
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, Now in its ninth year, the Prize is an internationally renowned award presented by Aesthetica Magazine that enables emerging and established artists to showcase their work and further their involvement in the art world.
Bristol Creative Space is The Capacity project is a Bristol-based regeneration project aiming to open up empty and underused buildings for creative uses for the benefit of Bristol’s creative community, residents and visitors to the city.