La Mandria. Turin-Italy

La Mandria Royal Park. Turin. Italy. June 2002

Touch this icicle

Growing on
the bedroom

Listen to the sound
of last night's


From: A few pieces
by Neil Rollinson.

Held in the wonderful grounds of the royal park, near Turin, this exhibition featured some of the most established sculptors in Europe today. From Antony Gormley to Anish Kapoor, John Aiken to Pascal Bernier; the 28 artists are leading lights in modern sculpture. Paul Statham, in collaboration with poet Neil Rollinson created a sound installation, and does not include himself in this list. Although featured in the catalogue, he feels very lucky to have been able to contribute to the exhibition in any way. The soundscape was a series of recordings made across the full bandwidth of radio transmissions, including satellite information, strange worldwide broadcasts, short wave bursts and interspersed with choice text from Rollinson, set out to illustrate the sheer amount of information continually bombarding us; our space filled with radio waves. Indeed, if one suddenly had access to all this information at once, it could literally send one insane.



© paul statham 2013