James Capper sculpture
Matthew Burdis film-maker
curatorial team Guy Robertson, Tommaso Faraci
an Anna Mahler Association project for the Mahler & LeWitt Studios
with support from the Hannah Barry Gallery
Supported by the Anna Mahler Association, James Capper brings two new sculptures to Spoleto - TELESTEP and ATLAS - for a residency with the Mahler & LeWitt Studios and an exhibition at the Festival dei Due Mondi.
Capper’s sculptures employ the materials of mechanical engineering and the techniques of industrial design to develop the possibilities of sculpture and performance. Beginning with concept drawings, Capper designs and builds automotive machines that gouge, mark and score the materials on which they are used. They are mobile sculptures and sculptural tools in performance.
TELESTEP, from Capper’s ‘mountaineering’ division of sculptures, is displayed in a disused shopspace in Via Arco di Druso. It will be shown alongside a film made on a mountain near Gubbio by Matthew Burdis during a residency with the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. The films shows TELESTEP being tested and demonstrated in the rugged Umbrian landscape.
ATLAS (commissioned by CGP London with support from The Henry Moore Foundation, Arts Council England and The London Borough of Southwark) is a mobile sculpture which operates from a concrete plinth. Over time it carves away at this plinth using specially designed mills.
During the Festival dei Due Mondi, ATLAS will move between three concrete plinths placed at Basilica di San Pietro, Piazza della Signoria and the Rocca Albonorziana. At each site it will spend several days carving its plinth. The sculptured blocks will stay in their locations for the duration of the Festival - either waiting for ATLAS to arrive, or showing the sculpted remains of the block on which ATLAS has already worked.
Basilica di San Pietro
25 June: 11.00 - 12.00 and 17.00 - 18.00
26 June: 11.00 - 12.00
Piazza della Signoria
2 July: 11.00 - 12.00
3 July: 11.00 - 12.00 and 18.00 - 19.00
9 July: 11.00 - 12.00 and 18.00 - 19.00
10 July: 11.00 - 12.00
TELESTEP film screenings
Sala Pegasus, Piazza Bovio
Sunday 26th June - 17.00
Saturday 2nd July - 17.00
Sunday 10th July - 16.30
26 June to 10 July
Monday 9.30 - 13.15
from Tuesday to Sunday 09.15 - 18.45