Exhibition

Ye_soft_pipes/play_on

12 Sep 2020 – 10 Oct 2020

Regular hours

Tuesday
11:00 – 15:30
Wednesday
11:00 – 15:30
Thursday
11:00 – 15:30
Friday
11:00 – 15:30

Free admission

Tangent Projects

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Catalonia, Spain

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  • Santa Eulalia

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Ye_soft_pipes/play_on
Robert Cervera
Curated by Tsering Frykman-Glen.
Sept 12th – Oct 10th 2020, Tangent Projects gallery. Opening Sat 12th September 18.00, performances at 18.30 & 20.00.

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Ye_soft_pipes/play_on 
Verses taken from John Keats’s poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1819)

The poet loops around a Greek urn. “What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape / Of deities or mortals, or of both?”

He sees the hero in the dark of a bedroom, face lit blue by PC tower LEDs. “What men or gods are these? What maidens loth? / What mad pursuit?”

Upgrade to liquid cooling - replies the urn. Run the code silently to eternity. “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard / Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.”

Robert Cervera was our first Cotangent Invited Resident Artist (August 2019) and the work in this exhibition started life here.

The sculptural Gaming Horns dotted around the space are made out of liquid cooling tubes normally used in extreme gaming PCs. By blowing into them as if they were a wind instrument, Cervera produces musical notes which he then records and codes into sound compositions. A selection of his compositions are presented here intertwined with gameplay videos in an immersive display.

Curators

Tsering Frykman-Glen

Exhibiting artists

Robert Cervera

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