Live Streaming, July 9: Walter Hugo & Zoniel's ‘The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living’

Gazelli Art House
Jul 9, 2014 9:25AM

Click the "Play" button above the image on the right to see the live stream happening on July 9th from 10pm – 1am BST (5pm – 8pm EST).

Gazelli Art House is proud to support the latest project by artist duo Walter Hugo & Zoniel, which runs alongside the Liverpool Biennial as part of the gallery's Window Project. ‘The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living’ is a temporary, large-scale, site-specific installation located in Toxteth, Liverpool. 

Every evening from 26th June – 27th July the shutter of a derelict building in Liverpool’s Toxteth will anonymously open, emanating light and revealing tanks of jellyfish filling the space within. The psychedelic display is intended to have a discordant presence within the building and to intrigue those in the surrounding area. Walter Hugo & Zoniel are interested in the idea that art within the public realm has the potential to inspire; and they have decided to allow natural word of mouth within the community to generate interest in, and ownership of, the project. Rather than a marketing campaign, they have silently opened the installation for the residents of the area.

As part of the durational site-specific project in Liverpool, Gazelli Art House in London will be live- streaming a video from within the jellyfish tank. Using the frontage of the gallery as a screen, viewers will be able see through the tank into the streets of Toxteth – creating a virtual corridor between the two cities. Walter Hugo & Zoniel will also be displaying photographic works – surreal records of the project’s development. 

Walter Hugo & Zoniel are a young London based Artist duo. Multi-disciplinary in their practice, much of Walter & Zoniel’s work is centred on utilising scientific process and pioneering the modern development of early photographic techniques. Devoid of the overwhelmingly polished look of a contemporary photograph, their evolved ambrotypes, tintypes, salt prints and pigment prints are not only laboured with the marks of their own hand making, but also capture the life of the subject in an unparalleled way.

Walter Hugo & Zoniel have exhibited nationally and internationally including shows in Tel Aviv and New York. They have had work displayed in museums including Tate Britain, and have most recently been nominated for the 2014 Paul Huf prize in Amsterdam.

The Window Project provides artists with a complete creative control of the gallery’s frontage for a period of time either between the exhibitions (therefore independently run from the program) or as an extension of the gallery-held shows. 

Walter Hugo & Zionel's ‘The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living’ runs through July 27th, 2014. 

The gallery will live stream footage from the jellyfish tank every evening from 10pm – 1am BST (5pm – 8pm EST), projecting it onto their windows for passers-by to enjoy. As part of this footage one can see passers-by on the streets of Toxteth peering into the tank, unaware they are being filmed, a portal between two starkly disparate locations in the United Kingdom and the communities therein.

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