Indra's Net takes us on a journey through a series of responses to the ideas of reflection, contemplation and self-knowledge.
Comprising of a series of installations, Indra's Net embodies the meeting of science and religion, nature and the self, as well as a breadth of contemplative images and ideas drawn from different philosophies, ancient and modern, spanning East to West in the process.
Included in the show is a series of works from Reflection shown in Peterborough Cathedral in 2012, an ambitious and highly successful solo exhibition that ranged across the entire Cathedral and which later toured to Western Connecticut State University, honouring the visit of his holiness, the Dalai Lama.
This is the first time the installations have been brought back to be displayed in Haire's native London. The show will also include new and other recent works that extend the metaphor of interconnectedness in different ways.
The exhibition extensively explores the idea of reflection through both light and sound. The sonic accompaniments provided by Stephen Dydo have been written specifically for each of the works. Short melodic fragments are repeated, mirrored, stretched and condensed into multiple reflections of themselves. It is the very reflections that occur in this multi-sensory experience that help unite the audience with the work, and bring forth the underlying concept of the exhibition’s subject matter.
To celebrate the display, there will also be a series of music and poetry recitals to accompany the show on various evenings throughout the week. Visitors can find out more information on these performances by following Susan Haire on Facebook.
The exhibition will also be on show for visitors of the London Ear Festival of Contemporary Music, between the 20th and 24th of March.
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