TIME AND PLACE:
Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 11am–7pm
Thu, Fri 11am–8pm (late night)
@ Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Tickets: around £15 book online
The exhibition, which sprawls across Hayward Gallery and erupts beyond its roof and walls, explores perception and decision making.
Confronting visitors with a series of choices, it features mirrors, disconcerting doubles and mysterious objects which together create an impression of a world where nothing is quite as it seems.
Born in Belgium to German parents, Höller trained as a scientist – gaining an advanced degree in agricultural entomology – before becoming an artist.
Over the past 20 years Höller has created experiential installations, participatory artworks and immersive environments.
These often feature disorientating architecture and perception-altering devices, which Holler refers to as ‘artificial limbs for parts of your body that you don’t even know you’ve lost’.
Believing that ‘people are often more powerful than artworks’, Holler sees his work as ‘incomplete’ without visitor interaction. Under Höller, Hayward Gallery is transformed into a platform – part laboratory, part playground – dedicated solely to human experience.
— Hayward Gallery (@haywardgallery) June 11, 2015