Barbican Arts Group Trust
Artworks Project Space
114a Blackhorse Lane
London SE15 3SN
12 - 29 September 2019
Private View: Thursday, 12 September 6-8pm
Musica Universalis connects the last of the unknown landscapes - deep space and deep sea - in a body of sound-generating sculptures inspired by ritual practices of Zen Buddhism. An electronic system of feedback microphones and sound exciters vibrates the sculptures to reveal the harmonic resonance of their materials such as cast bronze, steel, wood, polyurethane, and ceramic. The grounded “drums”, abstractly shaped as marine lifeforms, call and respond to the suspended “bells”, shaped like wormholes, black holes, and other cosmological structures, singing ghostly binaural overtones that recall the vastness of sea and space.
This solo exhibition is part of the prize awarded to Yambe Tam as First Place winner of the Barbican Arts Group Trust - Artworks Open 2018.