RELAY event at Aspex, Portsmouth this Friday

A Hundred Seas Rising - artist, Suki Chan in conversation with Dave Beech

Friday 15 June, 6-8pm


Image: courtesy the artist

Hear Suki Chan discuss her new RELAY commission, A Hundred Seas Rising with one of its contributors, Dave Beech, artist and a regular contributor to Art Monthly and other journals. Dave has written widely on the politics of art and revolution.

The evening will also be a chance to experience the 100 channel sound installation, inspired by Charles Dickens' novel 'A Tale of Two Cities'.  A Hundred Seas Rising explores how literature might be implicated in the imagination and trajectories of revolutions.  The installation uses the sound of 100 individual voices as a sculptural material, re-imagining Dickens' revolutionary mob sonically by creating surges of ideological thought that reverberate across the gallery space.

A Hundred Seas Rising is part of RELAY, a programme of contemporary art in the South East of England commissioned in response to London 2012.  The commission is a partnership project between Aspex, Space, Creative & Cultural Industries Faculty, University of Portsmouth and Quay Arts, Isle of Wight.  

Production of this work has also been supported by Turning Point South East, the Creative Campus Initiative, Westminster Kingsway College and part-funded by the European Union. Aspex is supported by Portsmouth City Council and Arts Council England.

This event is free...

Go to the Aspex website for more information.