Work of the Week | Keith Tyson, Large Field Array, 2006-2007

29 March 2021

Keith Tyson, Large Field Array, 2006, installation view Sarvisalo Art Barn, 2016. Photo: David Bebber.
Keith Tyson, Large Field Array, 2006, installation view Sarvisalo Art Barn, 2016. Photo: David Bebber.

Keith Tyson is a key artist within the Zabludowicz Collection and his artwork, Large Field Array (2006 – 2007), is our Work Of The Week.

Named after the Very Large Array, a field of Radio Telescopes in New Mexico, and combining 300 separate sculptural forms, each individual element takes a 60cm cube as its base form, all arranged at meter intervals in a roughly cubic formation on the floor and walls of the exhibition space. Each sculpture is in some way connected with all the other works within the field, and these connections are very diverse, some are visual, psychological, causal, philosophical, physical or even conceptual. Large Field Array operates as a gigantic experiential lens for viewing some of the invisible and fundamental forces that make up our reality.

Presented in its entirety for the first time in 2016 in our first ever purpose-built space, the Sarvisalo Art Barn, on the Island of Sarvisalo in Finland. This simple steel construction is clad with locally available Fir planks which, in time, will age and soften back to a white colour in keeping with the traditional buildings in the region.

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