‘You wait for one, then three come all at once’
3 October – 9 November 2014
Man willingly accepts falsehoods or fictions in order to live peacefully in an irrational world.
A work about confounding expectations, about coming across the unexpected and surprising in everyday life.
You wait ages for one, then three come all at once’ as a ruse pays homage to the ‘now’ famously controversial Orson Welles 1938 adaptation and broadcast over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network of H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds (1898). By adapting Wells’ original novel to contemporary times and including simulated live newscasts, the broadcast ‘reportedly’ created panic and anger throughout the USA. Perhaps now less predisposed to such deception Cooper’s installation indicates we are, nevertheless, all vulnerable to doubt.
Cooper studied at the Royal College of Art, London. During his 15 years in London he worked with the renowned Sculptor and Artist, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and Pentagram Design, London.
Relocating to Cardiff he moved his studio practice into tactileBOSCH Studios in Llandaff North. Since moving back to Wales, he has secured a number of prestigious commissions and awards from both arts & business bodies: including Artworks Wales, British Rail, British Gas and the Royal British Legion.
He continues to exhibit nationally and internationally, was presented with the Purchase Prize Award following a solo show at the University of Glamorgan and also granted a Creative Wales Award by the Arts Council of Wales.
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, CF10 1NS