Offshore 2017 – Ferens Gallery & The Maritime Museum – April 2017

Curated by Invisible Dust, Hull’s Ferens Gallery and Maritime museum are hosting a huge exhibition from March until August this year.

Offshore 2017 is an exhibition exploring sea-related themes, including monster myths, local fishing communities, Hull’s role as a maritime city and the implications of climate change, Offshore includes ambitious new art commissions that relate to the museums’ collections. Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Miéville, Martin Parr and Mariele Neudecker all featured in the exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists and filmmakers.

At this exhibition ArtAV carried out the installation of works for 15 Artists which varied from a simple audio installation, with a single pair of headphones, to a screening room containing a 6000 watt QSC 5.1 sound system, an 8000 lumen Barco R11W8, 2 playback systems and featured work from, award winning artist, John Akomfrah. Offshore 2017 required over 2 kilometers of cable and an equipment list that consisted of 6 projectors, 18 speakers, 7 LED screens, 20 sets of headphones and a Stumpfl 16 channel audio player. Not only that but 28 Media players, all with content encoded and tested by us in preparation for the install.

Installation view of Offshore: artists explore the sea at Hull Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery, 2017. Image: David Chalmers Photography.


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