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Roy Ascott: Form Has Behaviour

Roy Ascott: Form Has Behaviour
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25 Jan 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

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The Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AH

Roy Ascott (b. 1934) is a pioneering British artist and an influential teacher who has worked in the fields of cybernetics, telematics and telecommunications since 1960. Before his art training Ascott spent two years in a military bunker while completing his National Service as a Fighter Control Officer. This experience was formative in influencing his approach to sculpture. From 1955 to 1959, following his military service, Ascott trained at King’s College at the University of Durham under Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton, and he went on to create the revolutionary ‘Groundcourse’ at Ealing School of Art in 1961. Play, chance and interaction are fundamental to Ascott’s artworks.

This focused exhibition presents four of his interactive sculptures made in the 1960s, and features sculptures that visitors are invited to adapt as they please.

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The Henry Moore Institute is an international research centre located in the city of Leeds, where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor. They host a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world.

Galleries open Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5.30pm, Wednesday until 8pm. Closed on bank holidays.

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