San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tom Freshwater (Contemporary Arts Programme Manager for the National Trust) will host a lively discussion with artist Lyndall Phelps as she describes the nine month collaboration and co-creation of the new subterranean artwork, entitled Covariance, installed in the ice wells at the London Canal Museum.
Trips down into the ice wells: 5.30pm onwards
In conversation: 6.30pm
Trips down into the ice wells continue: 8.00pm onwards
To view Covariance you will be taken on a guided tour down two fixed metal ladders into the wells. You must be fit and healthy and able to climb up and down the ladders. You must also wear footwear that gives your feet reasonably good protection.
Descending into the ice wells is the only way to see the full artwork in person, but there is a remote controlled camera in the wells so that anyone unable to descend can view a live feed online or displayed in the venue itself.
For full visiting information, including rules and regulations you will need to follow to descend underground, please see the bookings info on the project blog: www.physics.org/superposition/
This event is free of charge, but booking is essential.
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Superposition is a new artist-in-residence programme from the Institute of Physics which invites visual artists and physicists to work collaboratively to explore and contribute to the field of contemporary art.
Superposition 2013 sees Lyndall Phelps – an artist committed to research who works across a range of media to explore different sites, contexts and disciplines – partnering with Dr Ben Still a particle physicist from Queen Mary, University of London. Over nine months, Lyndall and Ben have been working together to interpret research in to fundamental particles, the smallest building blocks of nature.
Read more about the project and follow the in-depth conversation between artist and physicist on the project blog: www.physics.org/superposition