AboutRichard Sides | a partially joyless carousel of quantics
March 21st April 12th 2009 | Private view 20th March 7 9.30
For the first exhibition in its 2009 programme Supplement presents a new installation by Richard Sides.
For the exhibition Sides has produced a body of sculpture and 2D work that is an exploration into the sculptural qualities of light and sound. In the installation light and sound are conceived of as tangible physical elements used compositionally within the gallery space. Central to the exhibition is a rotating light sculpture that is being filmed and then processed to generate a continually changing video projection. The movement of light and colour from the sculpture is also used to generate audio, a set of musical variations that provide a score for the installation.
As the various light producing works interact and change each other the exhibition becomes a reflexive environment; an integrated physical and aural composition that alludes to Valery's interpretation of the Gesamtkunstwerk or total artwork. Sound and light is used as an abstract non-representational language to articulate the relationship between artworks and between the viewer and the exhibition space.
The exhibition is accompanied by an audio CD of variations made using the same processes used to generate sound within the exhibition. This CD is in an unlimited edition, please contact the gallery for further details.