Friday, 5 November 2010

The Infinity Box

Something is waiting for you in the Belfry!'The Infinity Box' - Sarah Sparkes

Private View:November 4th 6 - 9pm arrive early for some homemade soup.
drinks will be served.

I built a shed in the Belfry of St Johns. Placed to the back of this narrow, alcoved space and angled awkwardly, the visitor was forced to squeeze down a small passage at it's side. After climbing the winding stone steps to the Belfry, visitors were confronted with an illuminated sign slowly pulsing with the maxim, NEVER AFRAID . The far side of the shed was lit-up with a halogen lamp, placed in a corner, so that it's rays glancing off the roof of the shed up to the ladder and opening leading up into the Belltower. The shed door contained a small 'spy-hole' through which a flashing tunnel of lights could be glimpsed, dancing off into infinity.

Opening night is part of First Thursdays atThe Belfry, St John on Bethnal Green200 Cambridge Heath RoadLondon E2 9PA(next to Bethnal Green Tube)

The infinity box is an old optical trick using simple technology to create a �Tardis-like� illusion of a space larger on the inside than it appears from outside. For some years, Sarah Sparkes has been exploring the potential of these boxes, previously installing them into coffins, built to fit the artist. Viewed through a peephole, a portal opens out into a limitless dimension, referencing both our arrival into this world and our departure from it.The Belfry will become home for a structure, which is domestic and everyday, whilst serving as a gateway to explore a fascination for �other worlds
Exhibition open Sundays 12-5pm until Dec 2nd.Closing event First Thursday, December 2nd - 6-8 - Sandra Sykorova and Sarah Sparkes, 'one-to-one with infinity' or by appointment

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