Pump House Gallery

Johann Arens: Scenes of the World

Pump House Gallery presents 'Scenes of the World', a new exhibition by Johann Arens.

The gallery has been transformed with an installation originating from the interior of the P5, a local bus that traverses the neighbouring landscape of housing estates. Sculptural renditions of the familiar interiors of buses – including elongated handrails and robust seating – convert the gallery into a similarly transitory public space to highlight the momentary synergies of a bus ride.

The exhibition borrows its title from ‘Hale’s Tours and Scenes of the World’, an attraction designed in the early twentieth century that simulated a railway journey. These customised cinema spaces mimicked train carriages to the finest detail, and were often even mechanised to rock the ‘passengers’, simulating the motion of a steam train. With ‘elaborate equipment of levers, pulleys, wheels and sound-making devices’, visitors, often still unacquainted with the moving image, were smitten by these instantaneous travels taking them through the Swiss mountains, the Norwegian fjords and the Rocky Mountains.

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Info
Pump House Gallery: 3 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 4 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 5 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 8 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 9 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 10 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 11 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 12 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 15 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 16 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 17 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 18 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm,
Pump House Gallery: 19 May, 11.00am — 5.00pm
Free, no booking required
Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park
London
SW11 4NJ
Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park
London
SW11 4NJ
Tel 020 3959 0021
info@pumphousegallery.org.uk

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Bus interior

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