Chaos Dancing Cosmos is a site-specific installation that uses around 2 km of rubber and copper piping. The remarkable artwork pervades the historic Assembly Room like a pulsating three-dimensional drawing. Small motors bestow movement upon the static tubing – creating a human characteristic to an inanimate object.
Rosana Antolí’s practice examines the role of social choreography and movement in relation to visual art. She works across drawing, sculpture, video and performance to interact with and observe our movements, creating patterns out of ordinary human actions. Chaos Dancing Cosmos was first exhibited in Barcelona, Spain in 2016 and has since toured to various and vastly differing locations across Europe. The installation is made site-specifically to each venue, and is now responding to the architectural characteristics of the Assembly Room. Antolí has added new materials, such as copper, to the installation, to juxtapose with the black rubber and to respond to the Assembly Room’s elegant and historic features.
st Albans museum + gallery
15 Jan – 06 Mar 2022
Rosana Antolí (born 1981) is a Spanish-born, London-based artist. She graduated with an MA in Performance (Department of Sculpture) from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2015. She has received numerous grants and awards, such as the Royal British Society of Sculptors Award (2015) and Gasworks’ International Fellowships (2015). Antolí has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, most recently at Lehmann + Silva Gallery, Portugal, Tate Modern, London, Centre Pompidou Malaga, Spain, and Joan Miró Foundation, Spain.
Rosana Antolí is represented by The RYDER Projects, Madrid.
www.rosanaantoli.com / @rosanaantoli
Rosana Antolí, Chaos Dancing Cosmos, 2022.
Photography by Rob Harris
Text extracted from St Albans Museum + Gallery website.