University Campus Suffolk has commissioned internationally-acclaimed artists Langlands & Bell to create a new work to link the northern and southern sites of the UCS Ipswich campus. The work titled âQuestion?' is intended to provide a visual and topographical connection between the two sites and become a feature of the landscape for UCS, the community, the region and beyond.
The exhibition in the Waterfront Gallery presents other works by Langlands & Bell that focus on international communication and exchange in an increasingly fast changing technological world by exploring some of the global structures we inhabit, and the networks that penetrate and link them. They include global air routes and the three letter aviation codes that identify destinations around the world. As life becomes more complex and systems multiply we have an ever increasing need of abbreviated means to identify elements and events. In time these abbreviations become increasingly familiar in their own right, generating new language and new cultural tendencies.
Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell began collaborating in 1978 while studying Fine Art at Middlesex Polytechnic, London. Their art ranges from film and digital media projects to sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture. They have exhibited internationally throughout their career including exhibitions at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin, MoMA New York, and the Venice Biennale, Italy.
UCS worked with Commissions East to develop this project that has been funded by UCS and The National Lottery through the Arts Council England's Grants for the arts
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