The work of Cerith Wyn Evans could be characterised by its focus on language and perception, as well as its precise, conceptual clarity, often informed by his interest in art and film history. Often Wyn Evan's works harness the potential of language to create moments, where romantic longing, desire and reality conjoin. His 'Firework' pieces are wooden structures that spell out texts that burn. This text firework piece on the occasion of Arnolfini's 50th anniversary uses quotes written by Marcel Duchamp to his lover.
50th Anniversary Weekend
Arnolfini is 50! We are celebrating 50 years of presenting the very best in contemporary art in all its forms; visual, performance, music, cinema, sound and literature during the weekend of 23 - 25 September.
Artistic Director and Chief Executive Tom Trevor commented 'When Arnolfini opened, the founding Director Jeremy Rees wanted to put a plaque above the door saying 'Enjoy Yourself!'. Although this inscription never appeared above the door, the spirit remains, for our 50th anniversary celebrations - we hope you 'enjoy yourself'.