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Exhibition Opening: Max Eastley
Max Eastley is an internationally recognised artist who combines kinetic sculpture and sound into a unique art form. His sculptures exist on the border between the natural environment and human intervention and use the driving forces of electricity, wind, water and ice. Having first worked with Ikon in 1979, he returns to make an installation involving eight lightweight Aeolian harps mounted on the roof of Perrott’s Folly, a landmark eighteenth century tower in Birmingham’s Ladywood district. The sound made by wind blowing through the harps is amplified and fed to a number of loudspeakers at lower levels to combine with the sounds emanating from a number of acoustic sculptures, transforming the interior of the tower into an immersive aural experience. Audio engineering by Dave Hunt.