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CONTEMPORARY artists will explore what happens when man-made and natural worlds collide during The Hepworth Wakefield’s first spring exhibition.

The Morisons, Ben Rivers and David Thorpe will use film, sculpture, installation and performance to pose questions about man’s relationship with nature at the gallery from February 11 to June 10.

Simon Wallis, director of The Hepworth, said: “We are delighted to be working with these four contemporary artists, whose work has a fascinating resonance and dialogue with our collection in investigating the past and present.

“I look forward to the installation of our first spring exhibition and seeing the rich variety of mediums and ideas within the gallery spaces that transform our offer so radically with each new contemporary exhibition.”

Heather and Ivan Morison will bring together a new body of work incorporating a range of structures and objects that allude to science-fiction, autobiography and fairytales.

They will also present Anna – a puppet show that explores a constructed mythology surrounding these objects, connected by a dystopian narrative that looks at humanity’s uncertain future.

The new exhibition will complement their outdoor commission for the gallery, The Black Cloud, 2011.

Ben Rivers, fresh from the Vienna International Film Festival, will be showing his recent award-winning film Slow Action – a post-apocalyptic science-fiction film with soundtrack narratives by American novelist and critic Mark von Schlegell.

David Thorpe’s installation comprises of watercolours and meticulously crafted sculptural works which are being presented for the first time in Europe.

For more information visit www.hepworthwakefield.org or call 01924 247360.