Heavy rock | Plymouth Sound

Harrison, K and Gregory, W (2015) Heavy rock | Plymouth Sound. Plymouth, UK, 22 June - 22 July 2015.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Harrison, K and Gregory, W
Abstract: This exhibition centred around an artwork titled 'Heavy Rock', a wave breaker with hydrophone sound technology installed within it by artist Keith Harrison. It included a wooden replica of the mould that Harrison used to produce his 100-tonne wave breaker in collaboration with Babcock and the Ministry of Defence, and developmental drawings, film documentation and audio recordings. The artwork represented a contemporary response to the historic collections of the City Museum and Art gallery, Plymouth.
Official URL: https://karst.org.uk/exhibitions/heavy-rock-plymou...
Date: 2015
Funders: KARST, Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery, New Expressions 3
Event Location: Plymouth, UK

On 18 September 2015 a 100-tonne concrete wave breaker, in which Keith Harrison installed hydrophone sound technology, was dropped into position on the breakwater at the entrance to Plymouth Sound as part of a live public event, which also featured a 24-piece military band performing a new score specially composed by Will Gregory.

The sounds captured by the hydrophones inside the wave breaker were then relayed back to land and heard as part of the exhibition at KARST.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 16:05
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 08:54
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