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Andrew Sabin

Henry Moore Studio

You’re unlikely to find a sign saying “Do not touch” next to an installation by Andrew Sabin. Sabin’s in the business of creating physical obstacles that have to be pushed past, slipped through, stumbled over, or climbed. His last big installation, The Sea of Sun, 1992, was a heaving labyrinth, its “walls” made from rows of chains suspended from the ceiling and imprinted with colored imagery: walking into it was like entering a Byzantine church that had been built from banks of seaweed. Sabin’s reeducation of the senses continues in his sequel to The Sea of Sun, The Open Sea, only this time the experience takes place three meters above ground.

Dean Clough was once the biggest carpet factory in the world, but now its buildings have been reborn as industrial and business units. Since 1989, the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust has used one of these buildings as a project space for site-specific

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