Exhibition: Es Devlin Memory Palace

This exhibition runs from Thu, 26th Sep 2019 to Sun, 12th Jan 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Thu,
26th Sep 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)  <– Today
Fri,
27th Sep 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Sat,
28th Sep 2019  
(10am - 3pm)
Sun,
29th Sep 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Tue,
1st Oct 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Wed,
2nd Oct 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)
Thu,
3rd Oct 2019  
(10am - 4:30pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 26th Sep 2019

Cost: £7.70


Interdisciplinary artist Es Devlin OBE is known for her ambitious sculptures and environments across art, theatre and music.

In this new large-scale work, commissioned by Pitzhanger, visitors will be immersed within a vast chronological landscape mapping pivotal shifts in human perspective, from the southern African caves in which humans made their first drawings, to the study in Switzerland where the world wide web was conceived.

An 18-metre-wide sculpture fills the entire gallery space, with mirrored planes multiplying its dimensions to enable a reimagining of time and space.

Memory Palace is named after the classical mnemonic technique which catalogues memories within familiar locations. Devlin identifies a series of rooms in which significant shifts in human thinking took place and plots them within identifiable fragments of cities and buildings to create a personal atlas of the evolution of thought.

Memory Palace reflects Sir John Soane’s own prolific creation and collection of architectural models and Devlin will also transform Soane’s library at Pitzhanger into a reading room filled with the books that informed her installation.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Pitshanger Park,

Meadville Road,
London,
W5 1LS

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