Superposition: physicists and artists in conversation

A spectrum of colour

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You have certainly got your work cut out Lyndall! Are you inviting anyone else to help create the discs or do you want to do all the work yourself?

Now that you have started the clear discs, I am sure you have a plan for tackling the other coloured discs - remind me of these colours, the pattern they will create and your rationale for selecting this 'palette' of beads and diamantes? A few weeks ago I remember you showing us samples of the colours you planned to use - there was a fresh sky blue, emerald green and a beautify, rich ruby red....

Are there any photographs to show the spectrum?

Annabel Lucas, Curator

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Clear discs underway!

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Yes, it's a relief to have the first 20 clear ones done. I'm hoping to complete the multiples of these by the end of the week - fingers crossed! The discs with clear beads and diamantes will form the outer section of the work; there are 80 in total, 4 each of the 20 different designs. The total number of discs in the installation is 385. The first one I made, which was all glass beads, took an afternoon, but I'm getting quicker! It's hard to say exactly how long per disc, as the complexity of each varies, but I'm pretty sure I'll need every hour I can get between now and the beginning of August to finish them!  

 

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Work in progress...

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Hello Lyndall - really good to speak to you yesterday and have an update on how the 'making' is going. Great that you have already made 20 of the discs with the concentric circle pattern and that you can now start making multiples of them.... So how many multiples will there be? Remind me how many discs are needed in total to create the whole installation? I think you said each disc takes 3-4hours to create ...so working out the maths how many hours work is that going to be!?

Annabel Lucas, Curator

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A subterranean venue is found

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We are delighted to share that Lyndall's finished artwork will be presented underground in the two Ice Wells beneath the London Canal Museum.

These extraordinary spaces measure about 10 metres each in diameter and were built around 1860 to store ice imported from Norway. They can only be accessed via ladders and wearing hardhats.

Lyndall plans to fill one of the wells with a large suspended installation ....we are looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Annabel Lucas, Curator

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ACE news

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We’ve had some very welcome news - Superposition has been awarded Arts Council England funding. Not only will this research and development grant strengthen the current project, but it will also enable us to explore future possibilities of how we can work with artists to engage new audiences with contemporary physics.


Superposition continues to gather momentum and we’ve been busy behind the scenes sorting out issues such as how to get the artwork into the venue, and do we have enough hard hats….. we’re going subterranean!


Liz (Project Manager, Superposition)

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