09/02/2023 - 09/07/2023

Contemporary - Installation

Oliver Beer - Albion Waves

Located on the ground floor of the London Mithraeum, Bloomberg SPACE showcases a series of contemporary art commissions responding, and bringing fresh perspectives, to the site’s rich archaeological history.

Beer’s immersive new installation is inspired by the cultural and social changes in Britain’s material history and its ever-changing position across the globe. Drawing inspiration from the 14,000 Roman artefacts discovered on the Bloomberg site during the 2012 – 2014 archaeological excavations, Albion Waves will feature a diverse selection of 28 historic British vessels suspended from the ceiling. Traversing the past 2,000 years each vessel will vary in colour, form, size and origin, with microphones amplifying each vessel’s unique “voice”.

To accompany the sound installation, Beer has created ‘Resonance Paintings’, using the sound waves generated by these vessels to move finely ground pigment into geometric patterns across canvas.


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