Ye_soft_pipes/play_on

Venue: Tangent Projects
Carrer Marti Codolar 41 - 43,
08902 L’Hospitalet del Llobregat
Price: Free event
Exhibition

Ye_soft_pipes/play_on
Robert Cervera
Curated by Tsering Frykman-Glen

September 12th – October 10th 2020, Tangent Projects gallery. Opening reception Saturday 12th September from 18.00, with performances at 18.30 and 20.00

Ye_soft_pipes/play_on
Verses taken from John Keats’s poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1819)

The poet loops around a Greek urn, querying it. “What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shape / Of deities or mortals, or of both?”

He sees the hero in the dark of a bedroom, face lit blue by PC tower LEDs. “What men or gods are these? What maidens loth? / What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?”

Upgrade to liquid cooling. Run the code silently to eternity. “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard / Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.”

Robert Cervera was Tangent Projects’ first Cotangent Invited Resident Artist (August 2019) and the work in this exhibition started life here.

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