Mon, 15 May|
Widcombe Social Club
The Explosive World of Cornelia Parker
Contemporary sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker is best known for her large-scale installations like Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View where she took a typical garden shed, had it blown up then installed the debris around a light bulb creating the effect of an explosion frozen in time
Time & Location
15 May, 11:30 – 12:30
Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
About the Event
Lecturer Rosalind Whyte
Location Hybrid (in-person and online)
Contemporary sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker is best known for her large-scale installations such as her (literally!) explosive work Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), in which she took an archetypal garden shed and its contents, had it blown up by the British Army and then installed the debris around a single light bulb, creating the dramatic effect of an explosion frozen in time. She transforms everyday objects and produces works of extraordinary beauty.
This lecture will be delivered in a hybrid format – you can attend via Zoom from your home and in person at the Widcombe Social Club.
Location Widcombe Social Club
Widcombe Social Club is situated at the bottom of Widcombe Hill within walking distance of the Bus and Railway Stations. From the City, the quickest route on foot (a 10-minute stroll) is to walk over the footbridge at the rear of Bath Spa Rail Station. Cross over the A36 at the pedestrian lights and turn left along Widcombe Parade (where there are lots of nice local shops and places to eat).
Cross over the junction with Prior Park Road. The Social Club is on the left at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.
The number 2 bus, from bus stop BK across the road from the train station will take you one stop to Widcombe.
There is very little parking locally. The closest car park is in Southgate which is not far from the Bus Station.
Online via Zoom
Members accessing lectures online will be sent a link a few days in advance.
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