An interview with Wolfgang Buttress in St Mary’s Church

Here’s a short film made by Gavin Repton of Wolfgang Buttress and Geoff Diego Litherland (this year’s curator) talking about the idea of Wolfgang’s new piece, BEAM and how it relates to Wolfgang’s wider practice and recent work The Hive.

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We’re so excited to be having a new commissioned installation in St Mary’s Church by none other than Wolfgang Buttress for this year’s Wirksworth Festival. Here’s a short film made by Gavin Repton of Wolfgang and Geoff Diego Litherland (this year’s contemporary art program curator) talking about the idea of the piece and how it relates to Wolfgang’s wider practice and recent work The Hive.

Wolfgang Buttress is an award-winning artist working with public space. He creates simple, elegant and contextual public artworks, which seek to define and highlight our relationship to the natural world.

For this year’s Festival, Wolfgang follows up his monumental Milan Expo The Hive British Pavilion with newly commissioned, totemic, audio-visual companion piece, BEAM, developed for and set within the celestial surrounds of Wirksworth’s 13th century St Mary’s Church. Drawing on the behaviours of the constantly threatened domestic bee population, Buttress presents BEAM as a continuation and companion piece to The Hive, the multi-award winning, honeycomb pavilion he designed for the Milan Expo 2015. www.wolfgangbuttress.com

See here for more about this year’s Curated Exhibition.