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4 Au­gust to 18 Novem­ber, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Cen­tre New Ply­mouth The noise-mak­ing ki­netic sculp­ture of Len Lye and a set of au­dio record­ings held in the Len Lye Foun­da­tion Archive are cen­tre stage in a show pre­sent­ing works by the late artist and a younger gen­er­a­tion of vis­ual and sound artists. Us­ing steel as his medium Lye de­vel­oped tech­niques to heighten the sound-pro­duc­ing qual­i­ties of his sculp­tures and recorded them as a source ma­te­rial for mu­si­cians and com­posers. Sen­sory Agents fea­tures in­stal­la­tions by three young in­no­va­tive artists: Yuko Mohri from Ja­pan, Sergei Tcherep­nin from USA and Mel­bourne-based Danae Valenza. The jux­ta­po­si­tion pro­vokes a fresh look at Lye’s work as “mu­si­cal in­stru­ments rather than vis­ual ki­netic works of art”. gov­et­tbrew­

Len Lye’s ki­netic sculp­ture Grass (1961-1965), Len Lye Foun­da­tion Col­lec­tion, Govett- Brewster Art Gallery/ Len Lye Cen­tre.

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