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Art Agenda Press release
The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce Roger Hiorns' Youth as the inaugural exhibition at The Calder, the gallery's new 600-
Exhibition August 30 -
Roger Hiorns is renowned for powerful works that ask key questions about technology, poetics, belief and meaning. His exhibition comprises a selection of found objects including street benches, jet and car engines and stainless steel preparation tables, coupled with the presence of a naked youth, a small fire and a simple sequence of actions described by Hiorns: "All these objects are tended to by a young man who enters the space, undresses, puts away his folded clothes and seats himself on the object, until a lit flame goes out."
Hiorns will further influence the experience and meaning of the exhibition by creating a connection between Wakefield Cathedral and the gallery. Visitors to The Calder will hear a live backdrop of muted sounds—coughs, footsteps, choir practice, organ music or religious services that will be transmitted live from the Cathedral into the exhibition space of The Calder. Drawing further on the relationships and nuances within Hiorns' work—the physical and conceptual, the enduring and the ephemeral—this sound intervention allows traces of Wakefield's spiritual life to cross over into the secular space gallery space.