From the 9th of July, internationally renowned mixed media artist Andrew Salomone will be in Manchester debuting ‘Ravenous Apparitions‘ a bespoke pizza based installation and exhibition running for eight weeks at PLY, launching with a preview and workshop.
Andrew’s work was first shown at PLY in 2014 as part of its #PLYin90seconds launch exhibition. He now returns to build on his pizzoetrope concept using pizzas, record decks and strobe lighting to create the illusion of motion.
There will be two installations, for the first Andrew will build a pizza using polymer clay; the other piece will be made out of disco record sleeve cut-outs.The pizzoetrope installations will rotate continuously on record decks throughout the eight-week show, creating the animation motion with strobes. Both the films they produce and the remnants of the record sleeves will form part of the exhibition and will be displayed throughout the venue.
To launch the show, Andrew is flying over from New York to run an animation workshop where attendees will be able to create their own moving images – firstly making their own animations on slip mats and then recreating these animations on pizzas fresh out of the PLY oven.
As ever, PLY’s arts partner, Absolut, will be providing drinks and those who take part in the workshop will get to eat their picturesque pizza. Also partnering on this event is Fred Aldous, supplying materials and know-how.
“We’re really happy to be working with Andrew and to be hosting such a unique and interesting exhibition at PLY, it’s a true ‘first’ and ties disco and pizza together in a way we could never have imagined!” ~ Beki Rymsza, Marketing Manager, PLY
The workshop is free but places are limited, tickets are available here.