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Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

Installation view: Andreas Gursky, Hayward Gallery 2018 © Mark Blower

Experience the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky from a new perspective, with new music from electronic artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and duo Mandel (Emily Hall & Misha Law) performed live in the newly re-opened Hayward gallery. Kamiokande is a sonic response to Gursky’s photograph of the same name; a striking image of the Kamioka Observatory in Japan, which holds over 50,000 tonnes of water and is used to study the behaviour of sub-atomic particles, neutrinos. Scanner’s piece will create a series of sounds and textures for the London Sinfonietta and electronics, capturing the photograph’s innate rhythm and boundlessness; the sound of atoms colliding, the movement of bodies in water, the rush of science at a microscopic scale.

Duo Mandel (Emily Hall & Misha Law) are musicians who generate and develop material together through mindful improvisation. Their latest work is inspired by the photo Nha Trang, Gursky’s image of factory workers in Vietnam constructing wicker furniture, and mirrors the image’s swirling macro and micro perspectives, pointing to a shared sense of being human.

Scanner Kamiokande (world premiere)
Mandel Nha Trang (world premiere)

London Sinfonietta
Scanner live electronics

Music from 8.30pm

For me it’s always about reductionism, taking away things until the bare shape remains, offering up a unique picture in sound. Scanner


Part of Hayward Gallery's Andreas Gursky Exhibition
25 January–22 April 2018

Hayward Gallery celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.



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  • On general sale Wednesday 28 February

    Venue: (view map)

    Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
    337–338 Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX

    Box Office No:
    020 3879 9555