|Steve Thorpe/Paul Ramsay|
|Works of Friction|
Ramsay and Steve Thorpe are both fascinated by the process of what happens
when stones are eroded. However, they are both paying attention to two very
different aspects: Steve Thorpe is interested in the transformation of matter
from solid to powder (slow in human terms, but a kind of speeded-up weathering)
while Paul Ramsay is drawn to the sounds that emanate as one material rubs
against another (the product of friction between inert materials that are
yet full of emotive, human resonance).
This show comprised Steve Thorpe's 'Rock Works' created from materials from specific sites and Paul Ramsay’s sound installation 'Frictional Account' derived from recordings of stones activated through being ground together. Notation, documentation and speculative/collaborative visual pieces were also on display.
TERRACINA GALLERY, HAVEN BANKS, EXETER QUAY, DEVON EX2 8GR - UK
Open: 2nd - 16th September 2007 Thursday to Sunday 11am - 5pm
the University of Plymouth