WEAVING METAL, MAKING ART
26th April – 17th May 2014
with Eamonn Higgins and Matthew Whiteside
Opening: Saturday 26th April – 2pm – 4pm
Artist Talk: Saturday 26th April – 3pm
Weaving Metal, Making Art is month long residency at R-Space with internationally acclaimed artist Toshinobu Takamitsu (Japan) where he will illuminate the gallery with his large scale audio-visual installations.
Toshinobu Takamitsu will collaborate with local artist-blacksmith Eamonn Higgins (Belfast) and sonic artist Matthew Whiteside (Lisburn/Glasgow), to create new works throughout the residency including “Ocean” which will transform the gallery into the bottom of a dark and quiet sea by covering a whole wall with light, filtered through Japanese paper to evoke a feeling of the ocean complete with wind, wave, swell, bubbles and mysterious floating objects. The second lighting installation “Volcano” will feature a new audio composition by sonic artist Matthew Whiteside, to create a dynamic representation of a volcano with pulsating magma, vibrating and beating and likely to explode at any moment.
Eamonn Higgins will be hosting a series of blacksmithing workshops throughout the month allowing people to engage with this exciting artistic practice.