Photo: Antony Hall in Manchester, North West

Antony Hall

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Antony Hall creates discrete objects that attempt to defy entropy, harnessing elements of potential or kinetic energy and self-perpetuation. His work explores mechanical or fluid motion as well as biological phenomenon such as the behavior of animals. These works are often minuscule or apparently simple; yet invite closer observation revealing deeper levels of complexity. His working process involves locating and identifying behaviours and developing control structures [devices & instruments] within which unique, specific phenomena can exist, for example; 'Coffee Vortex' [2002], or sustaining the the life of microorganisms in a droplet of water 'Pond Life' [2001]. These works assimilate phenomena, which being susceptible to change within themselves and the environment that directly surrounds them, require to be nurtured. Through presenting active investigative processes, the work is a continuous play on potential failure and possible solution, where failure is as important as resolution. Areas of work Exhibiting New technologies Practice-based research Residencies Education read full statement

Location Manchester, North West
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Project, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Sound
Tags science, sciart, minimal, conceptual, generative, hypnotic, sensory, immaterial, imersive, transient