Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Chiharu Shiota at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Chiharu Shiota at YSP


Installed in St Bartholomew's Chapel at YSP, Japenese artist Chiharu Shiota's Beyond Time installation uses a web of white wool to entwine a metal piano, reminding us of the organ that used to be in the Chapel, and to trap copies of memorial service papers and bell ringing scores also from the Chapel.  The work invokes a sense of memory and place, of what went on and what was experienced there since it was built in 1744.

Chiharu Shiota at YSP

Chiharu Shiota at YSP

The exhibit involved the installation of metal rods across the ceiling and false walls to which the thread (2000 balls of woollen yarn) was attached - look out for the staples.  It took ten people, ten days to install.

Chiharu Shiota at YSP

Chiharu Shiota at YSP

Exuding an amazing sense of beauty and calm, this is definitely a "must see" installation - on at YSP until the 4 November 2018. Go see!


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