Artist Talk & Private View – Nick Kennedy in conversation with Chris Yetton

Nick Kennedy, Timecasting (Week 6), 2013, installation at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. Courtesy the artist.

26 April 2013


Artist Talk, North Member Programme, Private View

Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8AG

 Free to Contemporary Art Society Members

Timecasting is a new large-scale kinetic drawing installation at the Laing Art Gallery by Newcastle-based artist, Nick Kennedy.

Developed from the artist’s wider interests in the notions of chance, order, control and the role of the systems in our understanding and perception of the world, Timecasting is an experiment in recording time and making it visible through a mechanised drawing process.

The installation consists of a number of autonomous drawing devices, growing week by week to mirror the passage of time. Operating continuously throughout the three-month exhibition period (until 19 May 2013), each of these Timecasts will trace out a delicate graphite form on the paper it rests on.

Like the slow erosion of rock in a river bed over millions of years, the process of accumulation is organic. Nearly eight million seconds will pass in this time and with each one tiny, barely perceptible marks will register. Invisible in the moment, these marks gradually build to reveal order from apparent chaotic movement.

Join us at the culmination of Timecasting, and hear the artist discussing this remarkable project, in conversation with art historian Chris Yetton. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to view the exhibition until 8pm.

Bookings – The event is open to both CAS members and the wider public. Places at the talk are free, but booking is essential. Please RSVP for the talk to Rebecca Morrill: with names and email addresses of any additional guests.

Please note, there will be a pay bar.

Travel – The Gallery is 5 minutes walk from Monument Metro, or 15 minutes from Newcastle Central Station. Parking is available next door in the Oxford St multi-storey (free after 5pm)

Main image: Nick Kennedy, Timecasting (Week 6), 2013, installation at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. Courtesy the artist.


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