Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Small World

This week’s Headbanger theme was Kathy's:
 A Small World.  
My interpretation is of a photo that I took in February at the Nottingham Castle this year.  Nottingham was celebrating its Light Night event.  Light Night is a national programme of events covering the whole of the UK.  In 2012 more than a dozen locations offered their residents and visitors opportunities to experience their city from a fresh perspective. It is a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate the city, focusing on their shared culture, history and identity.
For one night the city stays up so that its attractions and symbols are seen in a new light. The spectators get to see the unusual in a familiar environment and 'lose themselves' in the city, which is transformed into a stage for the night. Light Night is the best showcase for gaining wide public interest and participation so that people ‘buy into' their city in a short amount of time. 
One part of our city tour we visited the Nottingham Castle where there were several exhibitions; one of them was Anish Kapoors work.  Anish Kapoors is a prize winning British sculptor with a CBE.  Kapoor has been making waves since his arrival in London in the 1980s, with bold sculptures and more recently architectural pieces designed for large public spaces (‘Leviathan’, 2011) and in Nottingham we have the Sky Mirror which is located outside the Nottingham Playhouse.  
Kapoor’s works was displayed in The Long Gallery of Nottingham Castle.  As well as the usual gallery appetisers of books, photographs and a beautiful film exploring the works of Kapoor.  The exhibition focuses on three common themes in Kapoor’s work: Colour, Reflection and Humanity. 
  This piece of installation is of similar trait to that of the Sky mirror at the Playhouse Theatre.  When viewed from a distance you see the entire audience perfectly framed and miniaturized into a small world.   
Im hope that you have enjoyed my interpretation of 'A Small World'.  Please go and view the other Headbangers creations from the link on my page.  Don't hesitate to leave your views and comments.  Its all in the name of 'FUN'. 

1 comment:

  1. Gail: Interesting take on the small world. I would like to see more of the castle.


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