Invited to consider how a work could reflect, respond to and develop alongside the passing of time and the seasons, artist Christian Kerrigan presents the second half of a two-part exhibition.
Using live CCTV recordings from the past six months of the Linden tree growing outside Siobhan Davies Studios, Kerrigan reflects on the development of the tree’s lifecycle, from the sparse branches in winter to the dense, leafy foliage in the summer months.
Mixing the recordings with computer game software, Kerrigan creates interactive film footage for the viewer to explore. A single tree branch captured within London's busy environment initiates a story of light, pollution, microclimate, transport and migrating wildlife.
The footage sits alongside Kerrigan’s large-scale sculptures which play with processes shared by nature and technology and chart the progress of the seasons from spring through to autumn.
This exhibition is part of Human-Nature, a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the interdependent relationship between people and plants.
Siobhan Davies Studios hosts a vibrant exhibitions programme with talks and tours by the artists. Entry is free.
In 2014, Siobhan Davies Dance begins the year with Rambles with Nature. Sheila Ghelani with straybird (Lucy Cash and Becky Edmunds) to present an installation of four cinepoems based on the humble English hedgerow. The exhibition will run from 15 January to 2 March.
In March, we invite Christian Kerrigan to the Studios for the first of two exhibitions he will present this year. The first exhibtion considers how a work could reflect, respond to and develop alongside the passing of time and the seasons through a series of sculptures that are inspired by the linden – or lime – tree growing outside Siobhan Davies Studios fusing digital technology, scientific methods and organic matter. The exhibition will run from 14 March - 6 April.