Anne Hardy - Sensory Spaces #13, Photo: Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy – Sensory Spaces #13

For Anne Hardy’s installation Sensory Spaces #13, at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, I was commissioned to refine the system I’d built for her Art Night show for controlling a range of domestic lighting fixtures and fans alongside a soundtrack Anne had produced. In order to make the lighting more robust I designed strip lights which were able to be dimmed via DMX, allowing us to control all elements using the same, industry standard protocol. As with our previous project I worked with Anne in the space on the lighting design which would run along with the audio score activating the physical installation. The lighting schedule was played back along with the audio from Anne’s digital audio workstation in a loop for the 4 month duration of the show.

British artist Anne Hardy is known for her large-scale installations in which objects, light, color and sound seem to take on a life of their own. She invites visitors to enter this ‘sentient space’ and to experience how the work slowly changes around them. Things can appear concrete and familiar but everything feels slightly unreal. For the thirteenth edition of the Sensory Spaces series, Anne Hardy will present a new site-specific work at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.