I recently visited the Artes Mundi 7 exhibition at Cardiff National Museum. The exhibition is really interesting to see and inspiring as there were many different mediums of work and different messages conducted. The work explores global issues, such as migration, technology and political problems. Karen McKinnon, Artes Mundi’s director and curator, explains, ‘These artists question what it means to be human in our world and in our time’.
The artists’ work I was especially excited by was Bedwyr Williams’ work, Tyrrau Mawr (Big Towers) 2016. Big Towers is a fictional city around Idris’ Chair near Dolgellau in North Wales. Williams’ created the city from inspiration from mega cities that are built all around the world for the expanding populations and to satisfy the increase in times of economic boom. The film of the futuristic city shows a large scale diptych of day and night.
Below are photographs of the day and night city (photographs are not my own as I was told photography was not allowed). The link to the article and photographs: http://www.chapter.org/artes-mundi-7-bedwyr-williams
The city shows a newly adapted world designed to cope with bigger populations and futuristic technology. I think the city looks like something from a space movie. I was inspired by this idea for the Outside Inside to look at different environments and how we adapt to new environments. For example, looking at how cities and humans have adapted over the years.