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ocean music

commissioner: ocean music trust

artists: michael brennand-wood and jacqueline poncelet

Michael Brennand-Wood was appointed as lead artist for the development of Ocean - a £23million music venue in Hackney, East London.

This resulted in five works being commissioned for the building, four of which were by Brennand-Wood.

'Particle Wall' in the main stairwell, takes inspiration for the language of piano rolls with clear marbles set into the concrete wall denoting the Burt Bacharach song, 'Walk on By'. 'Water Wall' between the stairwell and bar contains 22 revolving coloured fluid units, which relate to petri dish cultures and street plans.

The fifth commission by Jacqueline Poncelet for the studio space came from working with members of the local Turkish communities resulting in eight works, which have both a decorative and acoustic function.

Images: Selection of photographs of Ocean commissions.
Photographs: Courtesy of the artists.

© Commission Projects 2019