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Something for the New year : Transporter Shed art

I was looking at flickr and came across Sheddie and artist Alun Ward, anyway he is having an exhibition including this shed in Oxford in January, Alun adds “My shed is still in progress, so I’ll add more photos to the group when it’s complete”, so worth checking back if you can’t make the event.

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Alun Ward’s Transporter Mix, at the Ovada Gallery in Oxford, is an art installation comprising a shed with a floor surface of earth, shingle, sand, woodland debris, and freshly cut turf. The artist mixes recordings of natural environments as the participant stands barefoot on these surfaces, to alternately align the sounds to the surfaces, or to create disjunctions between the two. The audio recordings have been collected by the artist from across the UK – in a line that extends from the North West Highlands of Scotland to Brighton beach – in woodlands and meadows, on lawns, beaches, hillsides and riversides. The combination of auditory and sensory input serves to transport the participant to remembered or imaginary locations.

Alun Ward’s practice ranges from painting, animation, film, and sound and he is a founding member of the 3jay artists’ group.

For further information on Alun Ward and Transporter Mix visit www.alunward.co.uk or
www.transportermix.com

Exhibition dates: weds 7 to fri 9 jan 2009: 12-6pm
sat 10 jan: 11-4pm

By Andrew Wilcox

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Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds.

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