16 May - 26 May 2016
The water sinks down with them is a new film and sound installation by visual artist Emma Critchley, inspired by the opening bars of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle.
The installation acts as an immersive metaphor for the evolution of life itself, a journey from a pre-conscious golden age to conscious humanity.
The film is set in the Rhine, the underwater space where Wagner chose to open and close his epic work. A timeless, unending yet ever changing cosmos unfolds where the Rhine provides the fundamental rhythmic pulse of nature.
Commissioned by Opera North Projects
Opening times of Leeds Central Library:
|Monday||12 noon - 6.45pm|
|Tuesday||12 noon - 6.45pm|
|Wednesday||12 noon - 6.45pm|
|Thursday||12 noon - 5.45pm|
|Friday||12 noon - 4.45pm|
|Saturday||12 noon - 4.45pm|
|Sunday||12 noon - 2.45pm|
Southbank Centre is positioned in the heart of London's thriving South Bank and welcomes visitors 364 days a year. Relax with a glass of wine on Festival Terrace, wander through the Royal Festival Hall foyers, take part in one of hundreds of free events, enjoy a meal from an array of cafes and restaurants, browse the shops and markets or visit one of Southbank Centre’s iconic venues - Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, thePurcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Saison Poetry Library.
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