Popcorn Plaza: Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

Michael Peter (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


By invitation. A commission of a new body of work at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh. Part of GENERATION: 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. GENERATION has been developed as a partnership between the National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow Life, supported by Creative Scotland. Coinciding with Glasgow’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games in the summer of 2014, GENERATION aims to reinforce Scotland’s position as an international centre for the visual arts, and to make contemporary art more accessible and relevant to as wide a range of people as possible. In addition to the exhibitions of artists’ work, GENERATION will include an ambitious public engagement and events programme taking place across the country. There will be a particular focus on involving young people to inspire them to become the artists and audiences of the future.

“Peter will create a cement wall relief environment with freestanding modular cement forms strewn with enlarged ‘popcorn’ kernels. The modularity is a connection to the primacy of the interplay between simple geometric shapes in historical concrete public art. The unpredictability of popcorn, meanwhile, represents both the ‘accidental’ sculptural nature of the eventual popped form and also some of the processes used in the modular components, namely the use of cast expanding polyurethane (a similarly unruly material). This surprising mixture of parts collides some of the forlorn nature of civic spaces of the past with some of the unruliness of the wild woodland and the natural environment at Jupiter Artland.”
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherJupiter Artland Foundation
Media of outputOther
SizeLarge Scale Installation
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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