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The Body is an Ocean

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The Body as an Ocean #5, 2011 © Courtesy of the Artist and Paradise Row
The Body is an Ocean

74a Newman Street
London
United Kingdom
March 31st, 2011 - April 2nd, 2011
Opening: March 30th, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.paradiserow.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
fitzrovia, bloomsbury
EMAIL:  
info@paradiserow.com
PHONE:  
+44 (0)20 7636 9355
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-6
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

The Body is an Ocean, Eloise Fornieles' new immersive installation, creates a series of spaces that co-exist at once, physical and aesthetic, psychological and emotional, that amount to an expanded portrait of the human body.

In the darkened gallery hundreds of black buckets full of seawater sit on the floor. Hanging above the buckets is a formation of dimly glowing light bulbs.

The sound of a heartbeat, emitted at a low, almost subsonic frequency, fills the room. Its intensity varies, mimicking the critical moments of life, beginning in birth, during sex and during the onset of death. The low vibrations of the sound fill your chest and capture your breath.

From afar the dim lights become a constellation and so telescope space and time, linking the micro of the timescale and size of organic life to the macro of the timescale of the birth, life and death of the universe.