FRACTION (9:8) is the new sculputure by Conrad Shawcross installed in the Sadler Building. It is a three dimensional interpretation of a musical chord as it falls into silence.
The sculpture is a permanent, site specific work conceived for the Sadler Building. Suspended from the ceiling and over 14 metres in length, it is constructed of sand cast aluminium. The artwork continues the artist's investigation into the mathematics of music and harmony.
FRACTION (9:8) is a three-dimensional interpretation of a musical chord as it falls into silence. The chord is based on the 9:8 ratio, which is the second in the Harmonic Spectrum. Visualisation of this spectrum is achieved with a machine based on a Victorian Harmonograph, where two pendulums record the oscillations, one
holding a pen, the other a piece of paper.
Conrad Shawcross is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery, London and for further information see the Gallery website here.
Visitors are welcome to view FRACTION (9:8) during opening hours of the Sadler Brasserie restaurant.
(weekdays 8.00am – 2.30pm).
Tables for lunch may be booked on (01865) 784 000.