Chou Yu-Cheng’s sculptural installation, a reflective, gold-plated work, ‘Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise, Pray, Gradient, Ashes, Manifestation, Unequal, Dissatisfaction, Capitalise, Incense Burner, Survival, Agitation, Hit, Day Light’ (2015) was activated last week! In the 10th edition of Liverpool Biennial, ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ at St George’s Hall, the public is invited to activate this sculptural installation by throwing rocks at it over 3 days. Made of shiny panels of galvanised steel, the work alludes to department stores, consumer culture and elements of cheap housing, but also shows the results of human interaction – the sculpture is covered with dents. The artist conceived the gold-plated work during a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and invited the public to destroy its flawless surface by throwing rocks at it.
Last session takes places on 28 Oct at St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool.
Image courtesy of Liverpool Biennial. Activation at St George’s Hall as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018, 14 Oct 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby.
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