Ben Yates / Events / Sun 29th Jul to Sat 4th Aug 2012 (1 week) Dark Arts
In the past few years Ben has moved on from making modern artworks that simply fit nicely into the modern home. The thinking behind Dark Arts is entirely new. As these pieces all have their own integrated lighting, the reasoning goes that to appreciate them, people should view them with the rest of the lights in the room either off or dimmed very low. This not only allows one to explore the artwork, but also changes the whole atmosphere of the room, altering the feel of the space. In a broader sense these artworks will change how you live.
The works on show include Ben’s Electri-Cities - sprawling miniature cityscapes made from computer circuitry inside glass coffee tables, sculptures of Archimedean lines made from EL-wire, ‘Nightmaps’ – 3-dimensional wall hangings that display maps as topographical landscapes, projections of experiments in Light Painting – a style of photography involving long shutter speeds at low sensitivity levels to pick out trails of light ‘painted’ in front of the lens whilst the ‘painter’ is too dark to be seen, and another projection displays a video of the ‘fly-past’ of Electri-City #3 – a cinematic overview of a future metropolis.
Ben’s work is ultra-modern and intricate, yet simple and vibrant. Dark Arts premieres at Birdwood House, 44 high St, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5SQ between 29th July and 4th August 2012, 10am-5pm.
For more information visit http://www.photocubism.com/
44 High St, Totnes