CHORD by Conrad Shawcross

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CHORD by Conrad Shawcross
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Starting 25th Jun 2019 See all Dates for this event

10am - 4pm (Closed Mondays)

‘CHORD’: A giant ‘time machine’ brings Dean Clough’s jute shed back to life.

An enormous rope-making machine that ‘captures time’ will be a major visitor attraction in the forgotten ‘Jute Shed’ at Dean Clough Mills this Summer.

Over the course of the exhibition two identical machines, each with three arms carrying 324 spools of coloured cord, slowly retreat from each other down a rail track. Suspended between them, nearly 3m in the air, a multicoloured rope is mesmerically woven.

Unseen for ten years, ‘Chord’ was originally commissioned by Measure Arts and shown in a disused tram tunnel in London when the rush for tickets caused the booking systems to temporarily crash.

Sections of the rope previously made by ‘Chord’ (measured - not in metres - but in minutes) will be on display at Halifax’s recently restored and nationally celebrated Piece Hall, which hosts a simultaneous exhibition of drawings and other pieces by the critically acclaimed Conrad Shawcross.

NB. There is no parking near the Jute Shed and visitors should be prepared for a five minute walk. Please call in advance for details of wheelchair access.

FREE entry

The exhibiiton runs from 25th June to 21st July 2019.



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Call 01422 250250 or visit www.juteshed.com
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A major art installation at The Jute Shed, Dean Clough, by Conrad Shawcross.
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Short Description 10am - 4pm (Closed Mondays) ‘CHORD’: A giant ‘time machine’ brings Dean Clough’s jute shed back to life. An enormous rope-making machine that ‘captures time’ will be a major visitor attraction in the forgotten ‘Jute Shed’ at Dean Clough Mills this Summer. Over the course of the exhibition two identical machines, each with three arms carrying 324 spools of coloured cord, slowly retreat from each other down a rail track. Suspended between them, nearly 3m in the air, a multicoloured rope is mesmerically woven. Unseen for ten years, ‘Chord’ was originally commissioned by Measure Arts and shown in a disused tram tunnel in London when the rush for tickets caused the booking systems to temporarily crash. Sections of the rope previously made by ‘Chord’ (measured - not in metres - but in minutes) will be on display at Halifax’s recently restored and nationally celebrated Piece Hall, which hosts a simultaneous exhibition of drawings and other pieces by the critically acclaimed Conrad Shawcross. NB. There is no parking near the Jute Shed and visitors should be prepared for a five minute walk. Please call in advance for details of wheelchair access. FREE entry The exhibiiton runs from 25th June to 21st July 2019.
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Please note that there is no parking near the Jute Shed and visitors should be prepared for a five minute walk. Please call Dean Clough in advance on 01422 250250 for details of wheelchair access.

Type Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Family, Galleries & Museums, Historic Sites & Trails
Location Halifax
Event Date 25 Jun 2019
Event End Date 21 Jul 2019
Event Dates 25th June to 21st July 2019
Address Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AX
Phone Number 01422 250250
Web Address www.juteshed.com
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CHORD by Conrad Shawcross

Dean Clough Mills

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX3 5AX

Accessibility

Please note that there is no parking near the Jute Shed and visitors should be prepared for a five minute walk. Please call Dean Clough in advance on 01422 250250 for details of wheelchair access.

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