Into Yourself, Fall by Anish Kapoor
Wed 25 March – Sun 5 April 2020
11am-4pm (timed tickets)Windmill Hill
A new collaboration with Acute Art sees the first virtual reality artwork by Anish Kapoor presented in the dramatic setting of Windmill Hill on the Waddesdon estate. Limited tickets available for this sensational VR experience – booking essential.
‘Into Yourself, Fall’ (2018) takes users on a journey through the human body, experiencing the sensation of falling into yourself. The work seeks to simulate vertigo, depicting a labyrinth of the inner workings of the self.
Starting the journey in a forest scene, in a clearing surrounded by trees, users encounter a large black void in the ground. Users then travel through a complex series of tunnels with walls that appear to be made of sinewy flesh and muscle. With this work, Kapoor invites users to experience a surreal sensation of exploring the unknown, with viewers losing themselves in another realm.
With a soundtrack created by the artist’s son Ishan Kapoor, ‘Into Yourself, Fall’ directly transports the viewer into the artist’s own visceral virtual reality.
‘Into Yourself, Fall’ is presented in collaboration with Acute Art >
Visitors will be collected from Waddesdon Visitor Car park at the time of their booking, driven to Windmill Hill Archive and returned to either the car park or may visit Waddesdon’s grounds – including gardens, wine cellars, aviary, shops, restaurant etc for free.
There a second free exhibition presented in collaboration with Acute Art at Waddesdon, ‘density’- an AR geo-location piece by Koo Jeong A, one iteration of ‘density’ is at Windmill Hill, the others among the grounds around the Manor.
Anish Kapoor, CBE, RA, was born in Mumbai, India in 1954. He first gained recognition in the 1980s for his large-scale, biomorphic and geometric sculptures, created from materials including stone, pigment and resin. By the 1990s, his practice had evolved to incorporate forms that appeared to stretch, recede and distort the space around them.
Kapoor has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including CAFA Art Museum / Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing (2019); Château de Versailles, France (2015); the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2009). His public commissions in the UK include ‘Orbit’ (2012), a permanent artwork for London’s Olympic Park, and ‘Temenos’ (2010), in Middlesbrough. Kapoor represented Britain in the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize and in 2002 the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s, where he studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design.