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The Edge, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY

Parallel (of Life and) Architecture

The edge parallel (of life and architecture) installation view 1

It would be easy to label Parallel (of Life and) Architecture, currently on show at The Edge gallery, Bath, as part of the growing trend for Brutalist revivalism and fanaticism. But far from a familiar fetishisation of the movement, this is exhibition is ambitious, setting out to engage with the ideas of Alison and Peter Smithson, the husband and wife architectural duo who were central to the development of British Brutalism. Review by Stanley Portus

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The Edge, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY

James Capper: Sculpture & Hydraulics

James Capper: Sculpture & Hydraulics, installation view at The Edge, 2017.

At the far end of the gallery, a long articulated steel arm, wound round with thick coils of hydraulic hose, perches vulture-like upon two tonnes of concrete. Though it rests dormant now, its plinth wears the scars of previous savagery. Earlier, the artist James Capper had taken to the controls of ‘Atlas Prototype’ and directed the arm, equipped with a menacing mace-like mill, against the base on which it stands. Review by Kit Webb.

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