Monday, 17 January 2011

Unravel @ Ikon Gallery, Birmingham: 8 January 2011

To kick off 2011, Unravel travelled to Birmingham for an afternoon direct film session, alongside Ikon Gallery's current Len Lye exhibition.  The Body Electric, the first ever UK retrospective of Lye's work, is on until 13 February, and definitely well worth checking out.  Lye has been an inspiration to OKO and Unravel, and on the tour we've been experimenting with different direct film techniques first pioneered by Lye in the 1930s.

His films are beautifully presented in this exhibition, and the show includes Rainbow Dance, Free Radicals (one of OKO's favourite Lye films) and Trade Tattoo, amongst others... It was also great to see selected kinetic sculptures in action...

See more from the workshop HERE!

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