Liz Wilson: The Optical Mechanical

Wed – Sat, 10am – 5pm; Sun, 12 – 4pm

Preview 28 September, 6 – 9pm

14 Centre Mall

Liz Wilson's The Optical Mechanical draws you in through animation, sound and factory transformations, exploring the temporal aspects of production.

Using voices and animation to explore the tempo and energy of each apparatus, the work simulates the synchronised spectacle of automation. Exploring the relationship of both human and machine, the rhythmical energy of the installation beats ever louder and stronger, pounding with the pulse of time itself.

The Optical Mechanical was first commissioned by the National Festival of Making with support from Arts Council England, Deco Publique, Super Slow Way and Creative Lancashire.

Part of Middlesbrough Art Week 2023.

14 Centre Mall Cleveland Centre Middlesbrough TS1 2NR

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29 September—7 October 2023


  • Wed 10am – 5pm
  • Thu 10am – 5pm
  • Fri 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 12 – 4pm
  • Please check programme for individual spaces accessibility information and opening times
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