Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure (1951) photographed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield in the 1980′s.
Photograph © Bip Mistry 2012
[Sound is best appreciated with headphones]
Commissioned by artist Sarah Harvey and funded by the Arts Council.
Brighton-based artist Sarah Harvey previously worked as a nurse on a cardiothoracic unit, spending all day surrounded by the sounds of other people’s heartbeats. This experience has helped to shape and guide her artistic practice, the latest outcome of which is currently installed at London’s Soundfjord gallery. Created in collaboration with composers Tim Yates and Simon C. Russell, with advice and support from medical researchers Professor Peter MacFarlane and Richard Whale, “Opus Pericardium” brings the sound of a human heart out of the medical lab and into the gallery space, making it available to be heard and responded to in new ways. A recording of a heartbeat, selected from a MIT database of electrocardiogram readings from the 1970s, plays in a continual loop inside a dimly-lit white chamber; every now and then, the rhythm of the heartbeat skips a little, indicating the presence of the medical condition arrhythmia.
Portrait of Dion shot for Arty magazine of Brighton. Next edition due out September 2012.
His work is here: www.dionsalvador.co.uk
Image © Bip Mistry 2012.
Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner has been commissioned to create a coastal installation encircling the UK in collaboration with actor Fiona Shaw.
Eight murmuring, glowing encampments have appeared at some of our most beautiful and remote coastal locations, from County Antrim to the tip of Cornwall, from the Isle of Lewis to the Sussex cliffs at Cuckmere Haven, where this film was shot. Designed to be visited between dusk and dawn, Peace Camp is a poignant exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the extraordinary variety and beauty of our coastline.
Peace Camp was co-commissioned by London 2012 Festival and Derry-Londonderry City of Culture.