Light Labyrinth

Circuit: A Light Labyrinth
28 November 2012 to 9 January 2013
Monday to Friday 4 to 6pm | Saturday and Sunday 4 to 7pm
Closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January
Admission £2 (babes in arms free)

The light installation Circuit: A Light Labyrinth is a completely new artwork by Martin Richman and Charlie Kerr. It will be uniquely displayed at the Holburne Museum this winter. Visitors will be able to walk through delicate strands of different coloured light in a web-like maze of light and sound.

Circuit: A Light Labyrinth is a seasonal treat in the back garden of the Holburne Museum, Bath following the success of Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation last year. It is created by award-winning artist Martin Richman, whose previous work includes Bristol Bridge and London 2012.

Light Labyrinth

Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne said, “We are delighted to be able to bring lights back to our garden this Christmas and offer our visitors this beautiful artwork following on from last year’s Field of Light. This year there is the added enticement of being able to lose yourself amidst the glowing threads and evocative sounds of the installation. ”

Martin Richman said, “The Museum was once an hotel that led into adjacent eighteenth century pleasure gardens which were frequented by patrons who enjoyed grottos, illuminations, a labyrinth and perhaps a saucy dalliance in the protective shadows.

We hope to create an engaging visual and aural experience for all ages to participate within, which will engender echoes of history and place, providing an engaging, transformative experience of the garden of the Holburne as turns are taken and turned again.”

Charlie Kerr said, “While in the maze the participant will hear sounds, music, snatches of conversation in an aural tapestry reminiscent of Georgian Bath with echoes of our own time woven through the sound picture by a generative compositional element inspired by the inner machinations of the human brain.”

The Holburne is grateful to the sponsors of the new art work including Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios who said, “Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are delighted to be sponsoring Circuit: A Light Labyrinth at The Holburne Museum.

We have previously collaborated with the artist Martin Richman to create the unique and distinctive façade to our newly completed business school for Manchester Metropolitan University. We are looking forward to seeing the Christmas installation magically light up the Holburne and the city of Bath.”

Mogers Solicitors are also sponsoring the installation and Steven Treharne, managing partner, said: “As a local family firm we are keen to support events which showcase Bath on a local and national level and which offer experiences for all generations.  We are sure this will be a superb community event and I am looking forward to visiting with my children as it is set to be a truly festive and unique event.”

Andrew Cashin Operational Account Manager for benugo said, “As the Holburne’s catering partner we are proud to be supporting this seasonal event which will transform the garden views from the Café for our visitors.”

Sponsored by: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios | Mogers Solicitors | benugo

For further media information and images please contact:
Katie Jenkins, the Holburne Museum
Tel 01225 388547 Email k.jenkins@bath.ac.uk

Notes

The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB
Open daily, free admission 10am to 5pm (11am to 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Tel: 01225 388569 email: holburne@bath.ac.uk  www.holburne.org

The Holburne Museum houses an important art collection formed by Sir William Holburne in the nineteenth-century, which includes paintings, silver, sculpture, furniture and porcelain of national and international significance. Artists in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay and Zoffany.

The Museum reopened in May 2011 after ambitious renovations and a new extension by Eric Parry Architects. The Holburne has fast gained a reputation as one of a number of outstanding regional museums in the UK.

Martin Richman
My own body of work is concerned with perception, desire, frustration and ambiguous awareness. I often work directly with light using it to sculpt or transform perceptions of given spaces. I enjoy the possibilities of city spaces and reading of the streets we use, which can be pleasing or hostile, partly due to suitable or unsuitable illumination. My work is often concerned with urban space and is shown in galleries and the Public Realm

Charlie Kerr
My work explores the creation and use of 'equipment', both specific and not specific to my role as an artist/musician. The process of forming the equipment takes place within the procession of the half remembered sound, the pathetic space and the manipulable application of electronic engineering; exploring within the equipment defined soundspace ideas of memory and notions of loss, wilfully misappropriated pseudo-scientific theorems, sonification of ideas without meaning or closure.

Charlie Kerr has exhibited and performed locally and internationally, both as himself and as a member of Solina Hi-Fi and Cutup, recent exhibitions include: 'Graphoder' at the Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow as part of Glasgow International festival; 'Glass Is A Liquid' at the Serpentine Centre For Possible Studies, London; 'Polaris' Volume Projects, London.

New show opening in London on the 30 November 2012
http://www.anarch.co.uk/halhead-kerr/

Mogers Solicitors LLP
Mogers Solicitors LLP has been in Bath for 160 years and is proud of its heritage yet as any fast-growing business it is focused on the future with its clients at its heart. It offers a range of services all tailored to suit the requirements of an individual or a business. For more information visit www.mogers.co.uk

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios was first established in 1978 and with offices in Bath and London we have grown steadily over the years to our present strength of 22 partners and over 100 staff.
Today we have an international reputation for design quality, for pioneering environmental expertise and a radical architectural approach. We are proud to have won the 2008 Stirling Prize for Accordia, a scheme which is widely regarded as setting a new benchmark for housing in the UK. As well as residential we have long experience in designing for education, urban design & masterplanning, places for art and the creative reuse of historic buildings
www.fcbstudios.com

benugo
We founded the company 15 years ago with a shop in Clerkenwell with a vision of not just creating superb, natural food but of giving London something that was a real experience. This vision remains true today. The benugo brand now stretches from our own award-winning high street stores to concessions within some of the world's largest and most respected museums and public spaces www.benugo.com

Published on: 19/11/2012