To coincide with the Yorkshire Sculpture International programme, critically acclaimed artist Conrad Shawcross comes to Halifax with a stunning installation of his sculpture ‘Chord’ at Dean Clough Mills, and an accompanying exhibition at The Piece Hall.
Co-funded by the Arts Council England and Dean Clough, the spectacular work, housed in the mill’s former Jute shed, consists of two large identical machines each holding 162 spools of coloured cord. As the machines slowly retreat from each other over the course of the exhibition, they weave a thick, brightly coloured rope.
The work once again brings colour and motion to this forgotten corner of what was once the world's largest carpet mill. Across town The Piece Hall gallery houses Shawcross’s thoughtful drawings, plans and artefacts of this machine and other works that deal with his continued investigation into philosophy, geometry, physics and metaphysics.
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