Shape & Verse: Live art installation & exhibition at Kosmonaut

Written by on August 7, 2014 in Arts, What's on - No comments
Shape & Verse, Kosmonaut

From Monday 4th August for one week, Manchester-based artistic duo Ben Kelly & Chris Bergin will be setting up camp in Kosmonaut as they create Shape & Verse: a live art installation that culminates in a unique illustrated mural that will be exhibited for one month.

Unlike any other exhibition at Kosmonaut, Ben and Chris will be creating the piece entirely on site and visitors are encouraged to come along and see the process and interact with the piece before it is mounted on the wall. Spanning the entire length of the wall, the artwork will be created using six wooden boards on which Ben and Chris will combine unique styles of calligraphy and illustration to depict the poem ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night‘ by Dylan Thomas.

Influenced by their love of graffiti, design, typography and illustration they use a winning combination of paint, graffiti pens, markers, spray paints and stencils to combine both their skills into one aesthetic and explore and push the boundaries of legibility. The result will be an immersive decorative pattern that on closer look depicts a poem.

Shape&Verse, Kosmonaut

Ben and Chris said “We are really excited to be exhibiting in Kosmonaut, the bare brick walls and industrial style are a perfect back drop for our work and the bustling atmosphere will influence the way it develops.

Shape & Verse: Live art installation and exhibition / From Monday 4th August / Evening View:- Friday 8th August / 6pm – 9pm / Exhibition:- Friday 8th August – Friday 29th August / FREE
Kosmonaut / 10 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF