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Late Shows: Embedded Union

In association with Northern Architecture’s archiGRAD programme

Photo © Colin Davison

18 May, 2013

Blandford Square

In association with Northern Architecture’s archiGRAD programme, we were delighted to present ‘Embedded Union,’ a site-specific participatory sculpture for the 2013 Late Shows.

Participants were invited to step into one of our an amazing disused bank vaults and become part of an exciting new piece of contemporary art by sharing a thought, wish or memory, which was displayed on a foil cylinder and suspended in space in the first floor gallery to create a 3D model in the air. Over 500 cylinders coupled with thoughts gradually filled the void above our heads in an ever-changing field of individual imprints, altering the space as it grew throughout the evening.

The Late Shows

The Late Shows is an annual after-dark programme of events and exhibitions centring on the cultural venues in Newcastle Gateshead that are usually closed in the evening. Museums, galleries and visitor attractions stay up late to encourage people to do something cultural with their evening, in celebration of the international event ‘Museums at Night’.

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