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Another installation for the Liverpool Biennial is this sculpture of twisted metal pipework. Created by the artist Rosa Barba the industrial tubes carry the sounds of Liverpool from the street outside, amplifying them, & transmitting them into the room.

 

The sculpture visually resembles a network of nerves or capillaries & the sound emanating from openings in the pipework is almost organic. The whole work is designed to show the city as a living, breathing organism.

 

The installation is on the first floor of an empty shop in Renshaw Street. The shop used to be a Motorcycle showroom, Victor Horsman's, and back in 1968 I bought my first motorcycle, a Triumph Sports Cub, from there.

 

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Free Post Mersey Tunnels

 

Another installation for the Liverpool Biennial is this sculpture of twisted metal pipework. Created by the artist Rosa Barba the industrial tubes carry the sounds of Liverpool from the street outside, amplifying them, & transmitting them into the room.

 

The sculpture visually resembles a network of nerves or capillaries & the sound emanating from openings in the pipework is almost organic. The whole work is designed to show the city as a living, breathing organism.

 

The installation is on the first floor of an empty shop in Renshaw Street. The shop used to be a Motorcycle showroom, Victor Horsman's, and back in 1968 I bought my first motorcycle, a Triumph Sports Cub, from there.

 

VH

 

 

 

 

 

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Nov 2010, 07:22
Wow - this is exciting stuff Les: thanks for showing it
Les Auld: My pleasure Chris, tahnks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Nov 2010, 08:21
Amazing Les ? HDR
Les Auld: Almost Zed, Topaz Plug-Ins for Photoshop. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Nov 2010, 09:16
The processing on the pipes in the room - is that some sort of HDR? It definitely enhances the chrome look of the pipes. Great.
Les Auld: A sort of Pseudo HDR Louis, using Topaz plug-ins for Photoshop. Thanks for the comemnt.
Love the installation, (even if I can`t hear the sound), and I like the way you have captured it. Really well done. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, just one of the many interesting aspects of Liverpool.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Nov 2010, 09:35
It's a magical piece of art in your hands, Les. I wonder if there's a YouTube on it with the sounds? This one hints at it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yylZm7Lm6g0
Les Auld: I could not find anything similar Ginnie but it is quite strange to stand there and hear the sounds of the city rushing past. Thanks for the comment.
I remember seeing adverts for Horsmans in Motor Cycle nNws etc.when I was younger, what a novel way for the shop to end up.
Les Auld: It is, even if only temporary, Brian, thanks for the comment.
My brother had a Tiger cub
Les Auld: It was a great bike to learn on Bill, thanks for the comment.
cracking processing Les, unusual stuff, not sure how these artists think of these things, great photo
Les Auld: It surely must take a certain type of mind to accomplish it Derek, thanks for the comment.

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