LIght and space at Serpentine Sackler

serpentineLines of prose lead you round the latest Cerith Wyn Evans exhibition which uses the whole of the 1805 gunpowder store which is now the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Wyn Evans responds to buildings and likes to work on exhibitions in spaces that he really likes. He worked in Bexhill-on-sea’s spectacular De La Warr Pavilion for a recent show. “He wanted to explore the singularity of the space here,” says Serpentine co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist. There are different spaces within the space, and soundfrom glass flutes, recorded bird noises and strange buzzes are used throughout the show as a form of sculpture. Cold neon light is used at the entrance but you are drawn towards warmer yellow lights which flicker and wink at you. “You are immediately invited on a promenade through space,” says curator Rebecca Lewin. Near the end of the exhibition is a natural area with rocks and plants (pic) which Lewin says is to “conterbalance a very technological show.” One of the best bits is a speaker lying on the ground. If you look directly down on it you can hear the clicks and crackles of stars and outer space. It’s on from 17th September-9 November serpentinegalleries

Wyn Evans is also a photographer and during the exhibition he is posting daily photographs on Instagram at #serpentineuk. Also, the Serpentine Cinema is presenting some films curated by Wyn Evans, several in their original 16mm (for the film buffs among you) as well as a new work by Steve Farrer on 35mm. Part 1 is on Monday 22nd September, 6.15pm and Part 2 on Saturday 27 September, 12pm. Programme for Part 1 includes Andy Warhol, Blow Job, 1964, screened on 16mm; a new film by artist and filmmaker Steve Farrer specially created on the occasion of this screening; Peter Gidal, Clouds, 1969, screened on 16mm; Guy Debord, Hurlements en faveur de Sade, 1952. Gate Picturehouse. Tickets £7. picturehouses

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