‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: An installation by Frederic Pradeau.
Private View 23rd November 6-9pm
Exhibition open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Closes 23rd December 2006.
‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is a new interactive installation by Paris based artist Frederic Pradeau which has been commissioned by Static Gallery and curated by John Byrne. The work itself is a large conveyor belt that carries red bricks to a printer, where they are printed with the lyrics to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, before they are carried off upwards and dropped in a pile at the end of the installation.
For this to happen, the installation has to be ‘triggered’ by gallery viewers singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ into a microphone. Pradeau created the piece in response to a visit to Liverpool. According to Pradeau “I tried to collect several constituents of Liverpool’s identity from my first impressions. It was like a stocktaking of my memory: docks, buildings, stadium, music, sound, exhibitions, and chaotic areas…….maybe I had to try to turn Liverpool between a dream and a nightmare.