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Henry VIII's Wives final performance
17:00 on 29 November 2014
For this weekend in November, Hospitalfield is hosting the last phase of the work of Henry WIII’s Wives. After 17 years of working together they have decided to have a closing point for their official collective projects. They are going to use the emblematic work, The Lowest Note of an Organ = The Length of a Fingernail Grown Since 1730 = 8Hz, as a prized focus and nemesis for the new performance. Originally conceived and produced 10 years ago, this work is a huge, carefully crafted, wooden organ pipe sculpture which plays a very low 8 Hz note. It has been presented in galleries and used within performances in Kassel, Germany; Vilnius, Lithuania; and most recently in Dundee, UK. The group is discussing the demise of this particular artwork and the closing of their official collaboration together. During our Winter Season audience members will be able to witness and interact with the demise of this artwork and therefor the final work of Henry VIII’s Wives.
Henry VIII’s Wives are a group of artists who have worked together on projects since 1997.They are Rachel Dagnall, Bob Grieve, Sirko Knupfer, Simon Polli, Per Sander and Lucy Skaer, all graduates of the Environmental Art course at The Glasgow School of Art, who now live across Europe and Scandinavia. Previous projects have been shown at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, 2014; Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2009; Kunsthalle Friedericianum, Kassel, 2006; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2004; PS1, New York, 2004; and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 1998.