Activate/Participate is a journey through a sculptural wonderland created by Michael Shaw, in which viewers can affect his sculptures’ form, colour and appearance.
The exhibition will run from 25 September until 16 January 2022 at the Hub. ACTIVATE/PARTICIPATE includes a series of kinetic sculptures and optically changing artworks given life by viewer interaction and intervention. The centrepiece U-too is a giant inflatable sculpture is made from highly reflective fabric and draws visitors’ reflections onto the work.
This site-specific sculpture is architecturally bespoke and made to fit our building like a glove. It remains in a constant state of flux as its surfaces constantly change, during its writhing circumnavigation of the Hub’s axis of supporting columns and metal framework.
The Hub delivers an inspiring programme of contemporary craft, design, dance and creative arts experiences, in Sleaford, across North Kesteven and beyond and is home to the national centre for craft and design.