We are absolutely delighted to announce the winner of the Journal Culture Awards 2016 in the Visual Artist category was our very own Gareth Hudson. Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt has been the longest running exhibition in Globes 21 year history. Produced as three separate video and sound installations the show has taken over the gallery from October 2015 until 20th May 2016 and it has totally lived up to all expectations. Congratulations Gareth and many thanks to all of Globes volunteers who have dedicated their time and expertise, to the funders who supported the production of this work including: Arts and Humanities Research Council, Engage FMS, Newcastle University, Arts Council England and of course Toby Thirling and Phil Begg whose contribution to the production of the sound track has had audiences mesmerized. All three pieces have provided our visitors with a truly thought provoking immersive experience. It has been a great privilege.
Everything was Beautiful
and Nothing Hurt Work III
Showing until 20th May 2016
Tuesday - Friday 3pm - 7pm
The electronic signals emitted by the brain at the time of death have inspired Work III. Using light and sound, the work aims to explore the nature of mortality and encourages us to think about our own experiences of death and our attitudes towards it.
For Work III, Gareth collaborated with Andy Hanson, an EEG Technologist at Newcastle University’s Institute of Neuroscience, to record his own normal, healthy brain waves. A custom piece of software was then used to simulate what would happen to these waves during a fatal cardiac arrest.
The results were interpreted into music for a string quartet, composed by Phil Begg.
The new installation aims to evoke aspects of the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, who suggested that in order to lead an authentic life, a person had to live with the concept of their mortality close to them.
As with Work I and Work II, the theme running throughout is that of transcendence and the notion of the sublime.
Showing May 3rd 7pm-9pm
In conjunction Work III and its themes of dying, we will be hosting a Death Cafe at Globe Gallery. At a Death Cafe, people often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
This session will be hosted by Katie Darby-villis and Katie Robinson. Booking is essential as is an appetite for hot beverages and cake.
There are only 25 places due to the intimate nature of the event.
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