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