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Cornelia Parker @ Turner Contemporary

14 September 2018 - 17 March 2019

Perpetual Canon is an installation by Cornelia Parker RA. It is made up of sixty flattened instruments once belonging to a brass band.
Cornelia Parker is known for her sculptures and installations that explore the potential of matter, often subjecting commonplace objects to processes such as crushing, wrapping, exploding or dropping. Here, a collection of compressed trumpets, cornets, tubas and other instruments are silenced. In Parker’s words: “the band may be winded, but they’re not down and out: they’re still marching.”
A canon is a piece of music where a melody is played and imitated after a short delay. Perpetual Canon was originally created for an exhibition in the North East of England, a region associated with industries such as coal mining and its tradition of brass bands, described by Parker as an anthem that is slowly winding down”. 


14 September 2018
17 March 2019
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Turner Contemporary, Margate