In July 2024, Swansea Council’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will open a new exhibition, Out of this World, by Turner Prize nominated artist Heather Phillipson.

In Out of this World, Heather Phillipson plots a sequence of sonic and atmospheric conditions that conjure airspace, aerospace and outer space. Responding to the ghostly communications of radar, sonar and unidentified aerial phenomena, Phillipson fills Glynn Vivian’s galleries with tuned, automated noises and dematerialised images that float and pulsate, creating what she calls ‘a visual and acoustic fog’. This fog is, like some aspects of warfare, hallucinatory – generating apparitions, premonitions and phantasmagoria. Through the use of sound as a force that influences us both physically and emotionally, Out of this World maps a vibratory field that acts almost meteorologically.

Out of this World is part of the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, a national partnership programme of over 20 artist commissions inspired by the heritage of conflict. Led by Imperial War Museums, the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund was created following the success of 14-18 NOW, the official UK arts programme for the First World War centenary. The £2.5 million commissioning programme has been made possible thanks to the success of Peter Jackson’s critically acclaimed film They Shall Not Grow Old, co-commissioned by IWM and 14-18 NOW.

12 Jul 2024 - 26 Jan 2025
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
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