Mary Hurrell

Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna)


12 November – 17 November 2018

A live installation open 2 hours per day, from 12 midday to 12 midnight, over 6 consecutive days.

Please note we are open during the following times only: 

Monday 12 November 12pm-2pm

Tuesday 13 November 2pm-4pm

Wednesday 14 November 4pm-6pm

Thursday 15 November 6pm-8pm

Friday 16 November 8pm-10pm

Saturday 17 November 10pm-12am

book launch

Mary Hurrell / EROTIC MECHANICS-mappings

Friday 16 November 2018, 6-8pm

‘Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna)’ is a performative installation which attempts to create a 360 degree movement in sculpture that shifts in real time through the elements and natural light, from midday to midnight, in Brunswick Park.  Activating the gallery space through a live sound work, including adjusted local field recordings, this work will adapt The Bower to become a permeable vessel, in which internal and external borders are blurred, transformed and camouflaged, in order to open a space of interval. 

‘Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna)’ takes inspiration from the Japanese word ‘ma’, which can be loosely translated as a gap, space or pause – the space between two structural parts. Using the internal and external settings offered by The Bower, the work places an emphasis on the interval as represented by the word ma. As such, ma is not something that is created by tangible compositional elements; it takes place in the imagination of the human who experiences these elements.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new book, ‘EROTIC MECHANICS-mappings’, published by Publication Studio London, with texts by Emily LaBarge and a collection of textural scores and collages by the artist charting her recent work from 2015-2018, available to purchase here. The exhibition ‘Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna)’ directly employs the collages and scores included in the publication as part of the archaeology and visual language of the live work at The Bower. 

Photography: Jonathan Bassett




Mary Hurrell is an interdisciplinary artist working across performance, sound and sculpture. Her most recent performances and exhibitions include: ちょう¬, Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan (2018), 3 (OXIORCAD), Flat Time House, London (2018), 2 (AERIAL), Kunstraum, London (2018); 1 (Pitch), organised by fluent, Centro Botin, Spain (2018); StereoSkin, Herdubreid Biosal, Iceland (2017); Movement Study 5 (Pearlex), David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2016); Left Hand To Back Of Head, Bluecoat, Liverpool (2016); EROTIC MECHANICS, 10 Martello Street, London, (2016); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2015); Movement Study 4 (Dorsal/Breast), South London Gallery (2014)

This exhibition and publication are generously supported by Arts Council England.