Hayward Gallery, London / Mirrorcity, group exhibition

Group show

Speaking about her constructed spaces, Anne Hardy says: ‘it’s not about fantasy, it’s about how odd reality is.’ She goes on to say: ‘the kind of space I am fascinated with is just there, next to you, and you don’t see it.’ Two Joined Fields – Field (/\) and Field (decagon) (2013) is the first of Hardy’s works that you can actually walk into. All of her earlier constructions were built to be photographed and then destroyed. (Six of these large-scale photographs are shown on the Hayward’s sculpture terraces.) With Two Joined Fields, the viewer must walk around the outside of the structure to find the entrance to its interior. This other space-within-a-space is hidden in full view. About the structure as a whole, she says: ‘I am interested in how someone’s psychological space might generate a physical reality. The interior of Two Joined Fields is an attempt to make a physically existent psychological “head space”.’

14 October 2014 to 4 January 2015

List of artworks –

Installation view, Building (2006/14)

Digital print on vinyl, wood, sand and strip lights.

Approximate dimensions :h275 x w320 x d240cm

Installation view, Cipher (2008/14)

Digital print on vinyl, wood, sand and strip lights.

Approximate dimensions : h315 x w363 x d240cm

Anne Hardy installation view hayward gallery 2014

Installation view, Suite (2012/14)

Digital print on vinyl, wood, sand and striplights

Approximate Dimensions : h340 x w362 x d240cm

Installation view, Rift (2011/14)

Installation view, Close Range (2006/14)

Anne Hardy installation view Hayward Gallery 2014 Close Range

Installation view, Unity (2008/2014)

Installation view, Two Joined Fields (2013) – exterior view

Installation view, Two Joined Fields (2013) – interior view

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