WALTER HUGO & ZONIEL | LIVERPOOL OPENING | FRIDAY 4 JULY | 9.30PM
INFORMATION:On Friday 4th July we will be holding a drinks reception at the site of Walter Hugo & Zoniel's public installation, to celebrate the unveiling of the project to the public and coinciding with the opening of the Liverpool Biennial.Come along to witness the rising of the shutters to reveal the psychadelic jellyfish display within, between 10pm and 1am.All are welcome.Location: 53 High Park Street, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 3UFDrinks reception from 9.30pm
WALTER HUGO & ZONIEL | 'ECHOES OF TOKI' & 'CLOUD FISH' | NOW AVAILABLE ON SEDITION
Now available on Sedition, Walter Hugo & Zoniel’s series Echoes Of Toki (2014) references the artists’ work The Constellation Of Toki, Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, 2014. The abstracted images of jellyfish were taken from a large-scale, site-specific installation The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living exhibited in a derelict building in Toxteth, Liverpool during the Liverpool Biennial 2014: a giant jellyfish tank formed the centre of one of the UK’s least populated inner city areas, celebrating diversity and inspiration whilst exploring the strength of community and sociability.
Echoes of Toki were shot during the course of the installation and are inspired by the ethereal, calming and surreal quality of the subject matter. The depicted jellyfish subtly distort in their close-up portrait, metamorphosing into constellations of orbiting planets, shards of light and energy. The abstract nature of the work is deliberate, with the artists intending to create space for viewers’ personal interpretations.
View Echoes of Toki here
Also available is Walter Hugo & Zoniel’s short film Cloud Fish, (2014), which was shot during the exhibition during the Liverpool Biennial 2014 of their giant jellyfish tank in Toxteth, Liverpool. The surreal film Cloud Fish, a video of the installation in situ, evokes “a joy and lightness often related to childhood and daydreams” (Hugo & Zoniel). Filmed through the jellyfish installation in daylight, Walter Hugo & Zoniel were able to capture the magic and ephemeral nature of these creatures, creating a work of momentary escapism.
View Cloud Fish here