Visual art installations at Head For The Hills

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Rag & Bone

Visual art installations at Head For The Hills at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Manchester, 15–17 September 2017, from £8 - Book now

Amidst the exuberant music and performance line-up, this year’s Head For The Hills offers two remarkable visual art installations from the sublime to the ridiculous to kick back and relax at.

Between Stillness and Storm is a new moving, monumental sculptural installation from leading artists Aidan Moesby and Tim Shaw. Walk through a kinetic field of anemometers which reflects changing weather conditions and aims to stimulate thought and debate on how our state of mind and the weather may be linked.  With audio and colours changing at all times of the day and night and text highlighting how the weather is represented in old and new culture, it’s a must see.

Don’t miss the fantastical and bonkers 4 metre high The Umbrella Tree from Rag & Bone, performance artists who are self-proclaimed “janitors of the ridiculous and beautiful”. This curious mechanical contraption sings and dances to itself – expect “creaky choreography”, lights, smoke and of course umbrellas.

Although festivals may not be the first place you would think of to encounter new visual arts experiences, we love that you can experience this new work outdoors with views to the stunning Lancashire hills all around

Visual art installations at Head For The Hills at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Manchester

15–17 September 2017
From £8

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