Matt and Leif with Len Lye's kinetic sculptures <em>Bell Wand</em> and <em>Fountain</em> in the exhibition <em>Sensory Agents</em>

Matt and Leif with Len Lye's kinetic sculptures Bell Wand and Fountain in the exhibition Sensory Agents

Sensory Agents

  • Sat 1 Sep 2018
  • 11AM—12PM
  • Gallery 6
  • Free tour
  • Donations appreciated

Join exhibition curator Sarah Wall for a tour of Sensory Agents, an exhibition exploring sound and sculpture.

Centred around Len Lye’s noise-making kinetic sculpture and a set of audio recordings held in the Len Lye Foundation Archive, Sensory Agents focuses on the role sound plays in Lye’s work and links Lye to a younger generation of artists who share his interest in the capacity of sound and music to elicit sensory responses.

Throughout the Len Lye Centre the exhibition includes installations, projections and new commissions by Yuko Mohri (JP), Sergei Tcherepnin (US) and Danae Valenza (AU), three international artists working across sculpture, sound and musical composition.

Also featured is a series of newly commissioned compositions by contemporary artists and composers using the sounds of Lye’s sculpture, including Daniel Beban, Campbell Kneale, Sally Ann McIntyre, Phew, Francis Plagne, Nell Thomas, Taku Unami, Ben Vida and Mikey Young.

These are presented alongside material from the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archive, allowing a reconsideration of Lye's works, the artist's words, as 'musical instruments rather than visual kinetic works of art'.

Sensory Agents is accompanied by a screening programme dedicated to music makers and experimental approaches to sound on film.

Curated by Sarah Wall

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