SPECTRA:CAST installed on Brighton Beach as part of the Brighton Arts Festival 2017 SPECTRA16 installed on the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool during the Liverpool Biennial as part of the fringe 2016 PRELUDE TO SPECTRA: Commissioned by the SF/SV Art fair in San Fransisco 2015.
Walter & Zoniel’s Spectra is a large scale site specific installation dealing with the transformation of a public space or building through the use of colour and disruption.
The abstract walls of colour are created through a stage of public participation with the installation. Each colour applied represents the individual’s answer to a question asked by the artists. The resulting artwork is an abstract representation of a living debate.
The public participation piece uses the elements key to Walter & Zoniel’s installations, of fun and surrealism and working on reassigning meaning to buildings and spaces that are familiar to us in a different context.
The piece studies the role of mischief and its relationship to inspiration and creative expansion. By crossing the lines of what is normally sanctioned and allowing those interacting with the work are momentarily be set free of some of the constraints of the everyday norm.
Spectra is a multi-layered work both observational and participatory, engaging and empowering debate on the subject of art at key points throughout both the live installation and the residual artwork.
When left open to the elements, the forces of nature gradually reclaim the ground or walls on which the act of artistic debate took place, a reminder of the transient nature of life, however powerful our opinions are, change is inevitable.
SPECTRA: CAST Brighton Beach 2017. Commissioned by Brighton Arts Festival
Photo: Victor Frankowski
SPECTRA16 Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. 2016. Commissioned by ACE
PRELUDE TO SPECTRA Art San Fransisco / Silicon Valley 2015 art fair. Installation commissioned by the fair.