Exhibition

Liquid Crystal Display

29 Sep 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Regular hours

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 20:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

FREE

Site Gallery

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) proposes that we are living in a world of images supported and circulated by crystal mineral technologies.

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Building on the work of leading contemporary artists of our time, LCD suggests we now inhabit a ‘crystal era’. Historically associated with mystical healing, gazing and alchemical practices, crystals are prevalent in computers, mobile phones and state-of-the-art projection and medical equipment. At the heart of a laser-beam is a vibrating crystal; touch-screen technologies are enabled by liquid crystals and the optical cables that keep us connected are the antecedents of experiments with this extraordinary material substance.

LCD takes shape around an ambitious new commission by artist Anna Barham, titled Crystal Fabric Field. Based on the fundamental geometric form of naturally growing crystals, the sculpture operates as a cabinet of curiosities, housing artworks by 16 other artists, all exploring the material possibilities of crystals. The works examine and observe liquid crystal phenomena, revealing the mystical properties of objects, linking technology and the natural world and exploring links between crystal, capital and contemporary culture.

Curators

Laura Sillars

Angelica Sule

Exhibiting artists

Mungo Ponton

Anna Barham

Liliane Lijn

Shimabuku

Ann Lislegaard

The Otolith Group

Suzanne Treister

Eva Rothschild

Ruskin Collection

Waad AlBawardi

Jennifer West

Ralf Baecker

Karen David

Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway

Penny McCarthy

Kiki Smith

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