Antony Hall

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
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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