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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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