As Futurescope enters its second year, our outdoor exhibition of eight massive, circular photos is really starting to gain momentum. For our most recent installation, we’ve been lucky enough to attract award-winning artists Frances Crow and David Prior who work together as Liminal (yep… the ones that won the 2010 PRSF New Music Award – the richest award in the UK) and we can now unveil HUM!.
The thinking behind HUM! is that it has the ability to help us all explore the relationship between sound and the environment. HUM! is great onomatopoeic word for the sound that the turbine hall would have made and also a similar noise to that of the bees – introduced last year as part of our sustainability ethos –and finally - a description of busy workers who would have been employed in the building at its peak – just perfect for us.
This is possibly the most challenging imagine used for Futurescope, but could also be the most exciting as we think it speaks volumes ( yep…. a pun intended!) about the passion for art at Lingfield Point.
The iconic image will be on show for the next three months, and whether people love it or hate it, one thing is certain – we hope it will certainly provoke discussion!