Podcast: Conrad Shawcross RA in conversation

Published 23 July 2015

The Royal Academician discusses the way in which his sculptures explore geometry, philosophy, physics and metaphysics.

  • Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross was joined by writer and Coordinating Chaplain at Nottingham Trent University, Revd Dr Richard Davey, to discuss his courtyard installation for this year’s Summer Exhibition, and the way in which his sculptures explore geometry, philosophy, physics and metaphysics.

    For this year’s Summer Exhibition, the Annenberg Courtyard houses Shawcross’s installation, The Dappled Light of the Sun. This large-scale work consists of a group five steel ‘clouds’ made up of thousands of tetrahedrons, the smallest of the Platonic Solids. The branching forms stand at over six metres high in the RA’s Courtyard and weigh five tonnes each.

    With Revd Dr Richard Davey, Shawcross explains how he approached the courtyard installation and how scale, failed theories and architectural space all influence his practice.

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