Richard Hards - Let's decant


Let's decant is a site specific intervention at Chalton Gallery where the windows and the ceiling lights have been removed, repurposed and programmed to produce a work that acoustically reverberates around the space and on to the street. Windows are hung from the ceiling and leant against the wall, being hit by motors, and ceiling light fixtures strewn across the floor, triggered by the vibrations of the glass to light up the back gallery space. The generated sounds are noisy yet composed, providing an intermittent disruption of the exhibition.

Let's decant is a response to the social and acoustic spaces of the gallery and its local area, stripping the space back and using the architectural features with and against itself.

Richard Hards (b.1985) is an artist working in London. He completed an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2014 and a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Recent exhibitions include This is Where we Fall at Thames Side Gallery, London, Dead Supplement, Lacuna Space, Liquid Love, Pando@Enclave Labs, London, Do the Hokey Cokey, Espacio Aterial, Mexico City and the New Contemporaries, ICA, London and Primary, Nottingham.


Exhibition dates: 19th of May to 28th of May

Exhibition supported by Artsadmin.