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Gabriel Lester: Vayu-Vata

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 09:00 to 17:00
Free

Artist Gabriel Lester presents two “Aeolian” or wind harps, musical instruments activated and played by the wind.

Often focusing on sound, light or smell, Gabriel Lester is interested in the possibilities of ephemeral experiences of architecture and environment. Popular in Medieval times, "Aeolian" or wind harps are musical instruments that are activated and played by the wind, Vayu-Vata consists of two Aeolian harps. Referencing ancient times as well as contemporary experimental music and even Sci-Fi fantasy aesthetics, the work will create an harmonic atmosphere and soundtrack for the city. Vayu-Vata's title is borrowed from two Indo-Iranian words that together mean "wind and atmosphere" or "space and time".

Vayu-Vata is presented on the harbourside outside Arnolfini when the weather allows, and can be viewed in the gallery at other times. 

You can also listen here

 

Recording: Carl Newland

Courtesy the artist, Galerie Fons Welters Amsterdam and Leo Xu Projects Shanghai

Gabriel Lester's work is part of The PromiseThe Promise focuses on the relationship between a city’s design and the hopes and ambitions of its residents. Exhibitions and events will take place in the Arnolfini galleries and across the city of Bristol throughout the summer.

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