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Melt Down

Rosemary Lee

Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

1pm, 3pm, 5pm.

Quietly and gently, a large group of men gather in the park. They raise their arms overhead and gaze skywards, ready to move. Over the next ten minutes, with a single deep toll of a bell marking each minute, the men slowly, slowly melt to the ground.

Created by artist Rosemary Lee, known for devising large-scale, site-specific pieces with cross-generational casts, Melt Down is a very simple but powerful statement. The image of a large group of men, moving slowly, almost meditatively; conjures up countless images of fragility, tenderness and movement-defying gravity.

Part performance and part human sculpture, the Coastal Currents presentation of Melt Down includes participants from Hastings and the local area performing alongside Rosemary’s regular dancers.


Date and time

7 September 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


Coastal Currents
Alexandra Park (Bandstand)