Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tatton Park Biennial 2012 programme announced

Concept design for In Other Worlds, I Love You by David Cotterrell 

Tatton Park Biennial in Cheshire once again looks to have an intriguing programme lining up for its third event. Arts Council confirmed their financial support at the end of January, and the event is due to open on 12 May and run until 30th September 2012.

The Biennial theme, 'Flights of Fancy', considers 'the human urge to fly, to accomplish the impossible in fragile times'. The artists are 'considering the impact of experimentation on delicate eco-systems, looking backward and forward for guidance, wisdom and/or humour. Their proposed results are experiments in time and space.'
Concept design for Vex by Dinu Li

Up to 20 artists are being commissioned for 2012 including David Cotterrell, Juneau Projects, Simon Faithfull, Jem Finer, Ultimate Holding Company, Tessa Farmer, Dinu Li, Charbel Ackermann, Brass Art, Field Broadcast, Project Pigeon, Aura Satz, Sarah Woodfine, Olivier Grossetete [is that really his name?! - Ed] and Hilary Jack. 

concept design for Gleaners of the Infocalypse by Juneau Projects

Architects Pointfive have been selected to produce the Biennial kiosk, the design for which is based on the black box flight recorder used to record flight information in planes.

Kiosk design by Pointfive

Projects include a miniature planetarium screening a live feed of projections based on raw data received from radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics by David Cotterrell, a film by Simon Faithfull made with the support of Manchester Airport and their emergency simulator, and a flying saucer by Dinu Li based on the design of flying saucers in B movies of the 1950s.

concept proposal for Empty Nest by Hilary Jack

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