Charlie Hooker’s numerous site-specific installations and performances crossed boundaries within the arts to include dance, music and theatre as well as sculpture and image-making.
Hooker concentrated on indoor and outdoor installations which combined sound and movement with sculpture and drawing, and refered directly to viewer’s physical presence.
ever since was an atmospheric installation. A series of pendulums and a constantly moving, giant metronome arm emit musical sounds that rose and fell as they swung gently through the gallery around which were placed sculptural forms.
The piece was commissioned by the Centre specifically for Gallery 3. The cyclical structure of ever since was based on the interior architecture and the controlled movement of traffic outside. But as in many of Hooker’s projects, it made comparisons between materials, mood, scale and rhythm to imply a variety of situations in which change is wrought by time.