Artist Tania Kovats (Course Leader, MA Drawing) entered into discussion with Simon Allen from Enter the Swarm, based around her new work ‘Tide’ part of the exhibition at Somerset House ‘One and All’.
Building on a longstanding preoccupation with water and the sea, Kovats has made a digital drawing that uses real-time data to bring to life the tides around the UK. Spectators are able to accelerate or pause the drawing. In the gallery at Somerset House a 12-kilo bronze bell, cast on Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall, was rung twice daily at high tide over the River Thames.
Kovats worked with Simon Allen and Enter the Swarm to conceive, design and build the digital drawing. Projected live as a backdrop to the event, on a scale larger than Kovats had seen before, the digital drawing, mapping high tide around the UK, quietly progressed as the discussion unfolded.
26 November 2015, The Boardroom, University of the Arts London, High Holborn.