Running at the South London Gallery in south London until the 12th May 2103 is this mesmerising installation by Los Angeles-based artist Pae White, called ‘Too Much Night, Again.’
Merging craft, architecture, art and design, the work spans the main gallery and involves hundreds of metres of coloured yarn criss-crossing the room.
The stretched yarn forms words on opposing walls, and walking between the letters can be a very disorientating experience.
The work was apparently inspired by a period of insomnia and “consequent reflection on the transience of our existence.”
Not sure I got all that, but I certainly enjoyed interacting with the work. Here’s some more pics:
Upstairs there was a short film which I have to say failed to grab me. Not sure if these kids would have made much sense of it either (at one point, it involved close-ups of skin eczema and then a boiling pan).
On the ground floor is the rather fabulous No67 Cafe. It’s certainly not the cheapest cafe in the area (£2.90 coffee, £5 for a sandwich), but the food was delicious and the coffee really excellent.
Entrance to the gallery, a “munificent” gift from John Passmore Edwards, a Cornish journalist, newspaper owner and philanthropist.
South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
City of London
Telephone 020 7703 6120
Cafe opening hours:
Wed – Fri 8am-11pm