Luke Jerram, UK, 2002
Gravity meter, computer, mixed media sculpture (glass bowls, tripods, water), real time
Courtesy: the artist

 image from tide
Tide   Luke Jerram
How did it make you feel to see a ship coming over the horizon? Lines of gravity tying a triangle of spinning spheres together-Moon, Sun and Earth-Where are you in this?  Music of the Spheres.

The 14m tidal range in Bristol (my home) makes me dizzy thinking of the moon's effect. Changing at the pace of a sunset, directed live by the pull of the moon, Tide is an artwork and an astronomical clock. The work of engineers, electricians, medieval musicologists, glassblowers, curators, physicists, late nights in the studio over 3 years-all for you. - Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram, b. 1974, Stroud, United Kingdom
Luke Jerram fuses his artistic practice with studies of science and perception to build installation works. He also designs science exhibits and is employed as a consultant on creative projects. 

In 2000 Jerram taught in Mostar, Bosnia, and he continues to teach and lecture both in the UK and abroad. Since studying sculpture and performance art at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Jerram has produced a number of installations and live artworks for touring internationally. 

A recent creative fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), UK, has allowed him to pursue further research into aspects of perception.

Tide was commissioned by Da2 ( Digital Arts Development Agency).

The presentation of Tide has been supported by Fugro Instruments Australia.

Dates   Thursday 14 April - Sunday 17 July 2005
Admission   Free
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