BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art opens Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich. The Encampment of Eternal Hope

. October 12, 2012

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead presents Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich. The Encampment of Eternal Hope on view 5 OCTOBER 2012 – 13 JANUARY 2013, a major new sculptural installation by Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich extending their enquiry into the role of art as an active agent for transformation in society.

Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich The Encampment of Eternal Hope 2012. Photograph: Mark Pinder. Courtesy the artists and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

Taking apocalyptic predictions for 21 December 2012 – the end date for the Mayan Calendar – as an imaginative catalyst, the project envisages a post-apocalyptic utopian community, a kind of ‘garden of earthly delights’. This ambitious participatory installation will evolve within the gallery space involving audiences in a programme of events, which bring together experts in the fields of ecology, economy and the arts to explore hopes and fears for future survival.

The Encampment of Eternal Hope is a nomadic social sculpture, field laboratory and evolving community. Part-tent and part-garden, it seeks out positive strategies for future living at a time of global uncertainty. The collaborative duo are renowned for their large-scale participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. –

Category: Fine Art

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