The Towner Gallery - 11th October to 5th January 2014 (Free)
Chiharu Shiota - Other Side
Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist best known for creating monumental yet delicate environments. Towner has commissioned Shiota to create an ambitious, immersive installation that will pervade our entire gallery space.
Upon entering the space you will encounter a series of five doors, which represent a gateway to a dense other-worldly labyrinth woven from black yarn. Woollen cocoons arise from the artist's desire to 'draw in the air' and represent her own physical anxieties. Walking around and inside the work, you will become immersed in the installation, navigating the space between the doors, the light and the maze of yarn.