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Christian Kerrigan: First to bloom, Last to leave - Part 2
3 Oct – 14 Dec 2014

Siobhan Davies Studios

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.

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 8pm

With support from the Siobhan Davies Dance Commissioning Fund.

‘Kerrigan's sculptures use the language of engineering and science to make invigoratingly frank comments on the natural world. They enter into a bold dialogue with the architecture of the Siobhan Davies Studios, adopting their practical, rectilinear metal and wood materials while denying their sterility and permanence.’ Julian Richards, Deputy Digital Editor, New Scientist

Venue info

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
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