AARON McPEAKE

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Bells

Aaron McPeake:

VII Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo
Centro Centro, Madrid
June – Sept 2018

Collaborative Experiments
The Old Castlemaine Gaol, Victoria, Australia
2018 – 2019

Sensing Culture
The Beaney Museum Canterbury
January – March 2018

Same Same But Different
November 2017
Guest Projects Space

Sweet Gongs Vibrating
San Diego Art Institute
March – May 2016

Garden Commission
Camden Arts Centre, London
(read more)

Residency at Spike Island, Bristol
January – March 2014

Toll
26 April – 27 October 2013
Extended into 2014

Winner of Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013


Spike Island Bell (2014)

Spike Island Bell audio  




Ceramic Bells (2011)




Bronze bells shown include Untitled (Wishes 1 - 4) and Bullet Bells


Untitled (Wishes 1 - 4) first shown in Rootstein Hopkins Parage Ground, London 2010: This work alludes to the East Asian temple traditions of bells with wind flags, donated and hung by pilgrims, ringing in the wind and speaking the many wishes of intercession intended for those in need.

Bullet Bells (2009) were made by upcycling 9mm shells and offcuts of oak sleepers (bells measure 24cm diameter each).


 

Singing Bowls
 

Singing Bowls, bell bronze (2010 - ongoing)
 

In asking, “who is listening?” you are at first conscious
of the question as well as the sound. When the questioning penetrates deeper, you cease to be aware of it. So when a bell rings it is only the bell listening to
the sound of the bell. Or to put it another way, it is the
sound of yourself ringing.

From: Kapleau, P. (1965) The Three Pillars of Zen.