STILL LIFE NO.2
 
SEAM
 
FREUD'S HOUSE: THE DOUBLE MIRROR
 
GESTURED
 
FREUD'S HOUSE: THE DOUBLE
 
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Gestured | Text

For the installation Gestured, Brass Art brought many of these elements together in
artworks that can be found throughout the presses and hidden spaces of the library: sculptural hands supported objects, fabrics and prints informed by the collection; colourful forms in hot glass were inspired by the alchemists’ search for the transformation of matter; and a series of hand-made alchemical vessels were been reproduced from historical images of apparatus. The artists used these glass vessels as lenses to film and
contain video works as part of the installation, reflecting external views around Chetham’s
Library and individual gestures. Together the artworks formed a creative response to the
deep sense of wonder Brass Art found as they explored both the historic building and the rich collection it holds.
Gestured is part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art specialists
Arts&Heritage (www.artsandheritage.org.uk). Leading UK and international artists have
partnered with 10 museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections. Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.



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