Hew Locke speaks about Ruined
Ruined is a permanent public artwork by Hew Locke sited in an 18th century cemetery gardens. The work consists of a series of cast iron grave markers, which have been fabricated using the artist’s original designs and relate to the share certificates and historical documents of commercial companies, which no longer exist or have undergone transformation through takeovers, bankruptcy, nationalisation or other economic or political changes. How to get to Brunswick Cemetery Gardens. → read more about this commission
Ruth Claxton, Tim Etchells, Wrights & Sites, raumlaborberlin and Tania Kovats speak about their work for Wonders of Weston.
Wonders of Weston is a programme of permanently-sited artworks, part of the national Sea Change initiative (2008-2010), which aimed to support the revitalisation of British seaside towns. Each of the artists or collectives responded to Weston-super-Mare, often drawn to existing architectural structures or gathering points such as the former Model Yacht Pond, Weston Market, the Railway Station and Town Quarry. → read more about these commissions
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Jeppe Hein speaks about Follow Me
Jeppe Hein’s work encourages playful encounters and often surprises its audiences by playing with optical phenomena, or creating scenarios in which members of the public are encouraged to interact with each other or with the artwork directly. For Royal Fort Gardens, Hein created a square formation of 76 vertical polished steel plates sited at the base of an incline leading down from Royal Fort House. Entering the labyrinth, the surrounding landscape and participants are multiplied through a dizzying set of reflections. → read more about this commission