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Hurricane Bells

Saturday February 8 - Sunday February 16

The Heong Gallery presents the first exhibition of Hurricane Bells – a project by contemporary artist Peter Shenai.

Shenai has designed and cast five bronze bells, whose shapes are based on the structure of Hurricane Katrina – the storm that devastated New Orleans in August 2005.

Hung in a line and struck in order these bells produce a series of descending tones, which indicate the growing power of the storm as it built through time.

Each bell is a scale model of the hurricane at a particular point in its progression. Bell 1 represents Katrina as an infant hurricane out in the Gulf of Mexico. Bell 5 shows Katrina just as it struck the coastal city of New Orleans at a terrifying strength two days later.

Audiences are invited to play the Hurricane Bells using the beaters provided. Shenai encourages visitors to “strike them and listen. Turn them over and feel their weight. Investigate Katrina with your eyes, hands, and ears.”

The bells evoke the musical spirit of New Orleans – a place where even at funerals, people might dance and play music.

From 12.00 to 5.00 pm daily.  There will also be some other events connected to this exhibition.

For info about this and other connected events,  go to https://www.artrabbit.com/events/hurricane-bells-by-peter-shenai

Details

Start:
Saturday February 8
End:
Sunday February 16

Venue

The Heong Gallery
Downing College
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1DQ United Kingdom

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