This Friday between 6 and 8pm, Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf are holding a preview of their new installation, A Hundred Seas Rising. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and referencing the ‘Hundred Flowers Movement’ in 1950s China, Suki Chan has created a large scale sound installation. The work explores how literature might be implicated in the imagination and trajectories of revolutions. Featuring the voices of 100 contributors of all ages and backgrounds, each reflect on their ideas for change. Click here for a preview of the contributions.
A Hundred Seas Rising is part of RELAY: Contemporary art in the South East of England commissioned in response to London 2012. A partnership project between: aspex, Portsmouth; Space, Creative and Cultural Industries Faculty, University of Portsmouth; and Quay Arts, Isle of Wight.
You don’t need an invite to get in, entry is open to all….and the Aspex Cafe Bar will be open which means you can grab a drink after looking at the new installation!
The exhibition will run until 2 September 2012.
You can find out more information about the exhibition on the Aspex website.