Catrin Huber: As Above So Below

01 Mar - 18 May 13

Catrin Huber, Sketch for As Above So Below  2012

Catrin Huber, Sketch for As Above So Below 2012

Catrin Huber’s As Above So Below will create a temporary new habitat for Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn wall.

In her site-specific installation, collage and wall painting will collide to transform the exhibition space while setting-up a visual dialogue with Schwitters’ work.

In alchemy, the ancient science of transformations, the phrase 'as above so below' linked certain metals with particular planets; the micro with the macro.

Materials, their lives, transformations and representations sit at the core of this exhibition.

Catrin Huber is a lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University. 

   
 

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Copy of the original Deed of Gift.

9:04am 26 Mar 2015

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Deed of Gift between Harry Pierce and Newcastle University which confirmed Mr Pierce's donation of the Merz Barn Wall to the University. Harry Pierce was the landowner in Elterwater who had rented his barn to Kurt Schwitters in 1947 so he could begin work on his final Merz' project. After lengthy negotiations in March 1965 Richard Hamilton was dispatched to the Lake District to deliver the Deed of Gift, armed with enough money extracted from the Fine Art Department's petty cash tin to buy a bottle of Champagne to mark the occasion.

9:03am 26 Mar 2015

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