Ken Gray: Electrosculpture

Electrosculpture, 1978. Photo courtesy the artist Image 1 of 1
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In 1978 Ken Gray presented a piece of sculpture called Electrosculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Gray explained to people that his work was a “tactile experience that requires activity from spectators”.

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When visitors touched a lattice-work of sprung chains in Electrosculpture, electric currents from their bodies were transmitted loudly through four speakers into the Park. The sound was transmitted by a simple electronic system conjured up by Gray, a self-taught electrician.

“I’m trying to break down the barriers that stop people touching sculpture; I’m trying not to be an elitist. I want to win back the attention of people alienated from modern art.”


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