nLab for Nexus Festival
N Lab is a pioneering project designed to champion and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. Bringing together 7 artists from different disciplines to make new work, develop themselves as creative practitioners and push boundaries. Together with the other participants we were to develop a new piece or pieces of work that were revealed in September 2014 at NEXUS: a full weekend event facilitated by WYTN.
The work created revolved around the idea of the 6 degrees of separation. The pieces were presented in several alcoves in the basement level of the beautiful Leeds Corn Exchange. My primary contribution to the install was this large suspended circle over the central space, designed to reflect the circular shapes within the building and to encourage people down into the normally disused space below to explore the work.
It was 3 metres in diameter, fabricated off site in 4 slot together segments and made with only cardboard and a glue gun.
Throughout the weekend of the festival the space beneath the circle was used for various performances. The illusion of lowering the height of such a vast space lent an air of intimacy to the stage specially in evenings when the shops on the other levels were all closed making the building seem all the bigger.