Using Cerith Wyn Evans ongoing investigation of architecture as a starting point, and specifically curated as a response to the De La Warr Pavilion
, this new exhibition comprises three major installations and smaller new works dispersed throughout the building. Taking the entire Pavilion as an opportunity for installation, including the two gallery spaces and the roof-terrace, the exhibition provides the impetus for a wider programme of related live art, music, performance and film.
The artist stripped back the Pavilions gallery spaces so that they are undivided. With all windows revealed, the installation explores the relationship between man-made and natural light and returns the buildings structure to its original purpose as a space for visitors to experience and enjoy. Described by the artist as a love letter to the building, the exhibition embodies many recurrent themes within Evanss art: including code, language, text and an interrogation of aesthetics. It includes the work Untitled (Flute Piece Incarnation White Cube Bermondsey) seen at the end of 2011 in White Cube, Bermondsey.
On the rooftop is a new text firework installation.
Moving down through the building, Wyn Evanss recent spectacular light/heat column installation S=U=P=E=R=S=T=R=U=C=T=U=R=E ('Trace me back to some loud, shallow, chill, underlying motives overspill
') 2010 has been installed in Gallery 2 to create an intensely glamorous environment with toxic overtones.