This is the reason I have been unusually quiet on here and not blogging every day because I've been deep in the multi-tasking process of putting together a solo-show................ whilst also marathon training!
Here are some shots from the work-in-progress including the cardboard fabrication testing with exhibition designer Install Archive. Lee Regan has been incredible to work along side, as he has taken each inspiration and engineered how to fabricate it into a multi faceted landscape within the gallery. Its been like witnessing a micro case study of a whole new creation and evolution as he's invented and developed each co-dependent mechanism. I'll be sharing more of this as we start in install.
But for now, here is the introduction to the installation as insight as what to expect.............
Welcome to a therapeutic world. Fred Butler creates a joyful destination for healing with light, colour, shape and sound. In this environment she explores chromotherapy and light as an antidote to SAD - seasonal defective disorder - and to our urban living.
Headphones are available from the front desk to experience a sonic journey by Natureboy created for the exhibition. He combines live instrumentation, synthesizers and his own voice in a series of rich, reflective and detailed compositions. The contrasting tempos, textures and moods reflect the many facets of Fred Butler’s exploration of the senses. “Music Heals”
Fred’s on-going interest in wellbeing led her to discover Rudolph Laban’s theory ‘Harmonics in Space’ of how our bodies are formed of polyhedral shapes within the environment. The first and smallest of the polyhedral is the tetrahedron, located at the centre. Vibrations here are closely related to breathing and our intense awareness of being alive. Fred believes that through constant computer work and hunching over devices, this tetrahedron gets blocked. Take this opportunity to stand, breath and expand your chests to recharge the whole body to be responsive.
“We need a balance of all the colour vibrations in sunlight to nourish us energetically”. As with shape Fred believes that colour has a profound affect on our moods, emotions and daily life. This immersive installation gives the opportunity to step away from the grey of everyday into the full spectrum.
Dip your head into a polyhedral to encounter healing light. These shapes relate in concentric order, and form harmonic structures in the gallery. This environment offers an interplay between the conscious and unconscious levels of the psyche, stimulating the imagination and releasing creativity.
This exhibition is about looking after you. It’s inclusiveness addresses Fred’s concern about the future of human nature becoming introverted, isolated and immobile. Let go of instant gratification from constant scrolling and over stimulation which shortens attention span. Enjoy the moment, forget the past, don’t speculate the future be in the NOW.
Take time to make origami. We have an exclusive colourful mystic mascot to match your mood. Give yourself creative space to switch off, contemplate and make. Decorate your cosmic creature and keep as a magic memento of your day.