Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Into the Void

into the void

Some readers may remember the Science Museum on Newhall Street. Many an hour of my childhood was spent there constructing Roman arches, and playing with lights and prisms.

For one night only, on Sunday 4th October, there will be an exhibition in the old museum. Sydney based artist Sam Smith will be premiering his latest work created for TROVE.

Smith’s work uses the tricks of cinematic production & special effects to create parallel universes in which the ‘rational behaviour of matter is displaced by a realm of digital possibility.’

‘Into The Void (2009), is a work that combines montage, multiple exposure and digital compositing to build a tangent narrative. Smith searches New York, America’s second city, for works of international Klein blue and a location that mirrors the site for Yves Klein’s Le Saut dans le Vide (The Leap into the Void, 1960). The artist’s journey culminates in a time- based recreation of Klein’s famous jump.’

Into the Void takes place from 6-9pm at the Old Science Museum, 144 Newhall Street.


One comment on “Into the Void

  1. RobD
    October 6, 2009

    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so, Excellent post! :)

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