On Thursday 17th October I will be presenting a new sculptural invention titled ‘Grinding the wind’ for the ‘This is This’ Parade Ground commission 2013. As visitors enter the cobbled courtyard of Chelsea College of Art & Design, built on the former site of Millbank Prison, they will be confronted by an absurd contraption.
Taking inspiration from the Victorian penal system, I have designed a mechanical sculpture that will be propelled by ‘prisoners’ winding its mechanism during live performances. Whether you encounter the device during activation or at rest it will be an intriguing sight, a contemporary artwork that echoes the courtyard’s dark past.
All welcome to the PRIVATE VIEW on THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER (6pm-7:30pm) with live performances at 6PM and 7PM.
The show runs from Thursday 17th October – Sunday 3rd November with live performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 2pm.
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, SW1P 4JU.