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Regulator

Marshall Court Building, Marshall Mills. Leeds.

Leeds 2003


Regulator, Electrical Energy Released

Every evening, 4.30pm to 11pm, beginning Friday 30 January until Sunday 15 February, the Marshall Court building in Holbeck, Leeds, will be transformed into Charles Quick's latest art work Regulator.

As pedestrians negotiate the changing environment of the area at night they will encounter a large scale art work which encompasses all 3 floors of the recently restored flax mill. Here the electrical energy of the building has been tapped and released, causing the lights within the building to flicker and flash before going out periodically, suggesting something is not quite right with the system.

His inspiration "……… urban's reliance on its power source and who controls what"

Quick has begun to explore the electrical energy that flows through buildings and has identified architectural structures as large electrical objects within an urban landscape. This project probes the political and physical understanding of the electrical infrastructure that supports the urban environment we inhabit.

Regulator mark's 20 years of Quick creating art works for the public realm. References to some of his earlier projects can be seen in the 'Other Criteria' exhibition currently at the Henry Moore Institute Leeds. Other recent work in the City includes the research project Towerscan, where he mapped the relationship of electrical energy to the urban, and last summers project which moved towards manipulating the electrical infrastructure itself through his project 'Lighter' for Artranspennine 03.

Press release

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