Sounds & Shapes
17.07.21 – 01.08.21 | Weekends, 11.00–17.00 or by appt. 

This summer we have invited three artists, Disinformation, Denman + Gould and Lucy or Robert, to install work across the site of Shatwell Farm. Each work shows a different approach to using geometric languages. 

Installed in one of the disused grain silos is an immersive sound installation by Disinformation. The work, titled Closed Circuit (2021), transforms the silo from a relic of Shatwell Farm’s productive past – it was built when the site was an operating dairy farm – into a ‘strange laboratory’ within which visitors experience sound as it resonates the space and through the sensations of touching the vibrating walls.

Outside of the silo, Dorset-based artists Denman + Gould have installed Formation 2 (2021), a courtyard that responds to the space bounded by the Drawing Matter archive building, the silos and the Atcost barn. The design of the courtyard is influenced by the bold uses of colour and geometry in the work of constructivist artist Liubov Popova, and uses triangle-based seating and paving first developed for their public art project in Southampton.

The interest in geometric languages and colour continues into the Haybarn gallery space with a new series of experimental silkscreen prints, Silk Shapes (2021) by Lucy or Robert. The series follows their current preoccupations with the geometry and heraldry of racing silks and the 1928 Irish Free state coin designs championed by W. B. Yeats.

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Drone footage by Jason Clark of Denman + Gould’s installation Formation 2.