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New Expressions 3: Heavy Rock|Plymouth Sound at Karst, Plymouth, 18th July - 18th September 2015.

posted on 2021-03-28, 10:34 authored by Keith HarrisonKeith Harrison

A contemporary response to the historic collections held at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Heavy Rock|Plymouth Sound focused on the unceasing hidden construction process of the concrete Breakwater in Plymouth Sound. This public project extends Harrison's ongoing research into transforming matter through sound and making hidden processes public.

This item contains an image of the painting that inspired the project, an exhibition outline, 6 developmental drawings, a pdf of Will Gregory's Breakwater score, 2 images of the opening event, 6 exhibition views, 4 of the closing event, 4 images of the public boat trip and a documentary film about the project.

This item documents the exhibition of Heavy Rock | Plymouth Sound, at KARST, Plymouth in 2015. The exhibition consisted of a series of developmental drawings, Will Gregory's printed score and 1:20 scale editions of a Wavebeaker centred around a life size wooden replica of the Heavy Rock Wavebreaker mould Harrison had created in collaboration workers and engineers at the Devonport Dockyard, with underwater recordings played through the mould. The launch of the exhibition featured a performance by a Royal Marine Quintet and the closing event staged the first performance of Breakwater Will Gregory's commissioned score by a 24 piece Royal Marine Band. A film about the project HeavyRock made in collaboration with Jared Schiller was also screened at the KARST exhibition.

Photography: Dom Moore. Images used with permission courtesy of the photographer and KARST.

Video used with permission courtesy of Jared Schiller.

Laying Foundation Stone of Plymouth Breakwater
George Barret the younger (c.1767–1842)
Photo credit: The Box (Plymouth City Council)

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