Dulwich Park: Conrad Shawcross
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In 2012, Southwark Council appointed *Consultancy to manage the artist commissioning process for a new artwork for Dulwich Park. Following a public consultation and deliberation by the Dulwich Park Commission Steering Group, Conrad Shawcross was selected from a shortlist that included proposals by artists Anya Gallaccio, Ryan Gander and Eva Rothschild.
'Three Perpetual Chords' honours the park’s original sculpture by Barbara Hepworth with a series of cast iron sculptures, each created in relation to the mathematical patterns found in music. The artist describes these forms as “visual descriptions of musical chords.” Roughly human height, the sculptures are sequenced, leading visitors through an unexpected series of encounters in the park.
The public launch of the sculptures was held in April 2015, featuring a serenade from the London Contemporary Orchestra composed by Mira Calix.