Ron Arad – Curtain Call




Arad’s constant experimentation with materials and his radical approach to form and structure have put him at the forefront of contemporary design. For Curtain Call, he’s responded to the Roundhouse’s spectacular Main Space by creating a curtain made of 5,600 silicon rods, suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring – a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction.

in addition, various artists and designers – friends & colleagues of Arad – have been commissioned to create projections for the project – these include Babis Alexandis, Hussein Chalayan, Paul Cocksedge, Mat Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Greenaway & Greenaway, Gabriel Klasmer & Shia Klasmer, Christian Marclay, Javier Mariscal, SDNA, David Shrigley & RCA, where Ron Arad also teaches.  Each of these films is perhaps 10 minutes in length and they play in sequential order. I stayed for a good hour, and saw 6 of the 9 films. Impressive, since I generally find projection booths in art galleries hard places to be for any length of time, and generally choose not to go in them.

Duration 09 August 2011 - 29 August 2011
Times
Cost pay what you can afford
Venue Roundhouse
Address Chalk Farm Road London NW1 8EH, ,
Contact 0844 482 8008 / / www.roundhouse.org.uk/

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