Mariele Neudecker’s new window at Belsay
28/04/2010 Mariele Neudecker. From Here to There, 2010. Courtesy the artist.
Mariele Neudecker has been commissioned along with seven contemporary artists and architects, including Ron Mueck and Mat Collishaw, to create public installations in the grounds and interior of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland, about 15 miles North of Newcastle upon Tyne. Mariele Neudecker’s From Here to There is Not That Far is an eleven metre high window, now in place in the gardens. Tomorrow, Invisible Dust curator Alice Sharp is joining her at the opening.
‘Many of the works in Extraordinary Measures have been inspired by Belsay’s unique setting and all are an individual take on scale and distortion, creating a veritable Lewis Carroll world of dark enchantment in this historic setting’.
‘Mariele’s work at Belsay is a monumental piece, positioned between two walls of the Quarry Garden, this giant window is an exact replica of the sash windows in Belsay Hall. Mariele was inspired by the moment in Through the Looking-Glass, when Alice enters through her bedroom mirror a rich and luscious garden. Visitors will be reduced to tiny mannequins as they pass through the window panes’. From English Heritage website.
For more information, please see Extraordinary Measures