26 May - 29 August 2005
Rebecca Horn is a leading figure in international contemporary art and has created mesmerising works in a variety of media for over three decades. Bodylandscapes explores Horn’s continual investigation into the human body its emotional trajectories and its physical limitations and shows for the first time the importance of drawing in her practice.
Rebecca Horn’s interest in the body intensified in the late 1960s after long stays in hospitals and sanatoriums following a serious illness. This influence can be seen throughout the exhibition from kinetic sculpture to schematic drawings, from poetry to performance. Anticipation and precise timing combine to create a tension that heightens our sensory awareness and produces an unforgettable and breathtaking experience.
27 June - 13 July 05, St Paul's Cathedral
In conjunction with Rebecca Horn Bodylandscapes and forming part of a series of art installations developed for the City of London Festival, St Paul's Cathedral shoed show Rebecca Horn's spectacular installation, Moon Mirror. Light, mirrors, poetry and music combine in this floor-to-celing installation that invites viewers to gaze into a seemingly infinite well.
Moon Mirror is supported by Peter and Elisabetta Mallinson and Michael Hamlyn.
Top image: Rebecca Horn Light imprisoned in the Belly of the Whale, Private collection, © Rebecca Horn / DACS 2006, Installation photographs: Marcus Leith.
Middle image: Rebecca Horn Les Amants, Courtesy Galerie de France, Paris, © Rebecca Horn / DACS 2006, Installation photographs: Marcus Leith.
Bottom image: Rebecca Horn Heartshadows for Pessoa, Cinema Verité, Private collection, © Rebecca Horn / DACS 2006, Installation photographs: Marcus Leith.