Janek Niedojadlo – ‘Spine’
Venue – Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, ST1 3DW
From Saturday 28th September, come and visit this fully accessible hands-on ‘Spine’ a 5m long tunnel interactive sensory sculpture with LED sequenced lighting with sound loop Made from recycle materials. There is seating and it is fully accessible for wheelchair user to enters and enjoy!
‘Spine’ was commissioned by Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit. Janek worked with patients and came up with an idea that would inspire and promote healing. The concept was to have wheelchair users go inside and observe the lights pulsing up and down the tunnel -replicating a healthy spine with nerve impulses sending messages back and forth from the head to the body.
Janek created environments that encourage a sense of curiosity and adventure in the exploration of art. His sculptures appeal directly to the senses – with their smells, textures and sounds. Their den-like quality appeals to the child inside the adult, which makes us flexible, vital and creative.
When you go inside one of his sculptures you go outside the gallery. You enter a world of curious atmospheres and subtle sounds. While inside, Janek wants people to feel unique through their own sense of wonder and discovery at the emotions which are stirred.
More info: https://www.podules.org
Don’t miss FRONTLINEdance’s multi-sensory workshops in and around the sculpture. Click on the links to find out more and to book.