Soft Sculpture Brougham Hall

Christine Wong Yap



dates: throughout


location: Brougham Hall, near Penrith. Discretionary admission charge applies.


directions : Take the A6 South from Penrith. Take the left turn signposted to Brougham shortly after Lowther caravan Park. Brougham Hall is on the right.


Viewers are encouraged to manually pump up a constantly deflating sculpture made of black plastic, thread and manual air pumps. The text-based sculpture will become more legible only after inflation. This work is an experiment in what can be expected of a viewer, and an exercise in the artist’s scepticism of notion that artists are still expected to present the ineffable through art. The word was selected because it can express optimism and pessimism. The word also suggests an attempt at a characteristic of monumental art.