Rule Driven – John Macormac – 10 Apr to 1 May

Platform Arts presents Rule Driven by John Macormac.

Exhibition Opening: 10/04/2021

The exhibition is the latest manifestation of an ongoing exploration of sonic and visual pattern, informed by mathematics, geometry and the natural world. Each component enacts a set of carefully formulated, self-determined rules, influenced greatly by instructions for works written by Sol LeWitt.

Densely worked drawings of repeated forms echo those present in nature gathering inspiration from wide ranging sources, from the hexagonal structures of beehives to the lattice formations of atoms in crystals. In providing Instructions for drawing for the audience to take and make themselves, the heroic artist myth is interrupted and the artist/audience hierarchy is challenged. Visual rhythm is augmented and amplified by layers of percussive sounds and field recordings that have been digitally processed. The imposing sculpture takes influence from science fiction, particularly the mysterious monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is a three-dimensional distillation of a sustained period engaging with geometric forms.

The show will feature a specially composed collaborative performance with Doctor Robin Price that includes a drum kit prepared with contact microphones triggering synthesised sounds and images that are manipulated in real-time. Drum performance: 17.04.2021

Venue: Connswater Shopping Centre, East Belfast
Dates: 10 April to 1 May

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2901679333491940/

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