Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cath Campbell / Richard Rigg - Preview Friday 31st October 2014 7pm - 9pm at Workplace Gallery

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Marcus Coates: "The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line" Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, UK

Marcus Coates The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line (detail) 2014, 4 synchronised led displays and 4 audio channel installation, courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Marcus Coates

The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line

Commissioned by Cape Farewell as part of the Lovelock Art Commission.

Produced by Manchester Museum of Science and Industry for the Manchester Science Festival 2014

Museum of Science & Industry

Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

24th Oct - 2nd Nov 2014
10:00 - 17:00


Marcus Coates, will launch his installation The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line during the Manchester Science Festival 2014. Marcus uses custom built software to explore the sounds of animals, such as field crickets, starlings, humpbacked whales, lions and humans, to reveal unimagined connections between species and unearth common patterns and forms that would normally be beyond the reach of the human ear.

For this work Marcus Coates has studied hundreds of animal sounds to discover the minute but discernible connections between them. By stretching and compressing the sounds, resemblances between them appear. The installation reveals a complex and fascinating world of acoustic communication and our connection with it. 

Cape Farewell, renowned for connecting artists and scientists, presents the Lovelock Art Commission, an annual commission that invites an artist to take inspiration from the lifelong work of the famous scientist James Lovelock.

In conversation with Marcus Coates and Geoff Sample
Thursday 23rd October 2014 7pm

Museum of Science & Industry


Join Professor Andy Miah in this conversation with acclaimed artist Marcus Coates and wildlife sound recordist Geoff Sample about connectivity and the relationships between entities that we are part of, but not aware of. Marcus will explain how his digital installation 'The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line' reveals unexpected links between different species. He will also discuss how James Lovelock's Gaia Theory inspired the installation as well as his long term fascination with vocalisation as tool to reconsider our relationship with the natural world.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

SATELLITE SATELLITE: Workplace London, 13 Oct - 15 Nov

  • Satellite Satellite

    Tanya Axford, Eric Bainbridge, Darren Banks, Sophie Lisa Beresford, Catherine Bertola, Cath Campbell, Hugo Canoilas, Joe Clark, Marcus Coates, Jo Coupe, Jacob Dahlgren, Jennifer Douglas, Peter J. Evans, Laura Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster, Paul Merrick, Mike Pratt, Richard Rigg, Cecilia Stenbom, Matt Stokes, Wolfgang Weileder
    13th October - 15th November 2014

    Workplace London

    61 Conduit Street

    Mayfair, London

    W1S 2GB

    Friday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm

    (and by appointment)

    FRIEZE WEEK - Mon 13th -  Sat 18th October Special opening hours: 10am - 7pm


    tel: 44 (0)207 434 1985  


    Please also come and visit us at Frieze Art Fair, Main Section - Stand H10 where we will be showing a solo presentation of Eric Bainbridge

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Eric Bainbridge at Frieze London, Stand H10

Image: Eric Bainbridge,The Embarrassment of Jimmy The Nail,  2014, Mixed fur fabric, plaster, timber and steel, 316 x 148 x 160 cm (124 3/8 x 58 1/4 x 63 in) courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery.


Workplace Gallery at Frieze Art Fair London

Eric Bainbridge

Solo presentation
Stand H10 Main Section
15th - 18th October 2014
Regents Park, London

Eric Bainbridge was born in Consett, County Durham, UK in 1955. He completed a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London in 1981. Bainbridge has exhibited in important group exhibitions throughout his career such as Material Culture at the Hayward Gallery, London, British Art of the 80's and 90's at IMMA in Dublin, and recently in Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London. Solo exhibitions include View Points The Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Eric Bainbridge at The ICA Boston, Style, Space, Elegance at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Forward Thinking at MIMA, Middlesbrough, and Steel Sculptures at Camden Art Centre. Bainbridge's work is in significant international collections including the Stedelijk Collection, Arts Council England Collection, The Margulies Collection, and the Tate Collection. Bainbridge lives and works in Sunderland, Hartlepool and London.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Wolfgang Weileder: 'Meridiano' Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, IT

Image: Wolfgang Weileder, 'Seascapes' Installation view, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, DE Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK


Preview: October 2, 2014 h 6.30 p.m

Exhibition opening: October 3 - December 8, 2014


The works of Wolfgang Weileder are investigations into the relationship between time and space, into the interconnection between permanence and transience, and how these can be explored to probe our knowledge of built and natural landscapes.


This project, Meridiano, includes selected large format photographic prints from the Seascapes series. In this show, various seascapes from around Europe - recording either sunrise or sunset - are combined into a 'mosaic', representing a boundless temporal sequence of nearly imperceptible transformations.


Weileder uses a special technique involving the sophisticated use of digital technology to create these works. A fixed camera captures thousands of shots of the same scene over the course of several hours, at intervals of just a few seconds. Specialist software then selects a vertical strip, one pixel wide, at the same point in every captured image, recombining the segments in precise chronological order. What emerges is an unexpected and evocative aesthetic effect: subjectivity, contingency and technological possibilities come together to produce images that appear strangely familiar. The final image is therefore not just an exhaustive recapitulation of a single slice of space in a time interval, but one of the infinite recombinant possibilities offered by the technology. The image reinterprets the landscape by following its traces in a way that defies all preconceptions.


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