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Hold: Vessel 2

Hold: Vessel 2 is an interactive, large-scale installation by Lynette Wallworth that explores the intimacy and immensity of the natural world and our relationship to it, this work uses moving image and technology to reveal the hidden intricacies of human immersion in the wide, complex world. Commissioned by BFI London, Hold: Vessel 2 is developed from Wallworth's critically acclaimed piece Hold: Vessel 1 (2001).

The piece is activated by the viewer, the interaction being a metaphor for our connectedness within biological, social and ecological systems. Upon entering the exhibition space, the visitor is encouraged to ‘catch’ falling projected images of astronomical and underwater life in lens-shaped glass bowls. With intimate moments of synchronised light and sound, the installation celebrates minutiae – microscopic views of marine life forms and photographic imagery of deep space – leaving the visitor with a sense of communal participation within a complex system of which we are a part.


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Hold: Vessel 2

Lynette Wallworth
2007

Hold: Vessel 2 is an interactive, large-scale installation by Lynette Wallworth that explores the intimacy and immensity of the natural world and our relationship to it, this work uses moving image and technology to reveal the hidden intricacies of human immersion in the wide, complex world. Commissioned by BFI London, Hold: Vessel 2 is developed from Wallworth's critically acclaimed piece Hold: Vessel 1 (2001).

The piece is activated by the viewer, the interaction being a metaphor for our connectedness within biological, social and ecological systems. Upon entering the exhibition space, the visitor is encouraged to ‘catch’ falling projected images of astronomical and underwater life in lens-shaped glass bowls. With intimate moments of synchronised light and sound, the installation celebrates minutiae – microscopic views of marine life forms and photographic imagery of deep space – leaving the visitor with a sense of communal participation within a complex system of which we are a part.

  • Credits

    Hold: Vessel 2 was created by Lynette Wallworth in 2007. Commissioned by BFI London. Produced by Forma.

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Installation view, Lynette Wallworth, Hold: Vessel 1 and 2, Festival International d'Art Lyrique, Aix–en–Provence, France, 2008

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Installation view, Lynette Wallworth, Hold: Vessel 1 and 2, Festival International d'Art Lyrique, Aix–en–Provence, France, 2008

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Installation view, Lynette Wallworth, Hold: Vessel 1 and 2, Festival International d'Art Lyrique, Aix–en–Provence, France, 2008

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Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and short film, and whose work has been shown in festivals from Vienna to Sundance, from the Lincoln Center to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Her work movingly explores the relationship of between ourselves and nature, how we are made up of our physical and biological environments – even as we remake the world through our activities.

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2008

Festival International d'Art Lyrique, Aix–en–Provence, France

 

2007

BFI Southbank, London, UK

Background image: Installation view, Lynette Wallworth, Hold: Vessel 1 and 2, Festival International d'Art Lyrique, Aix–en–Provence, France, 2008