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 Project, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Sound
Tags science, sciart, minimal, conceptual, generative, hypnotic, sensory, immaterial, imersive, transient
Website http://www.antonyhall.net

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