OXFORD / 07 MAY - 15 May 2016
A Leiden Jar is a device which can store static electrical energy. Prior to its invention in 1745, electricity was an elusive 'fluid' only observable through its effects. The ability to briefly capture and examine energy itself was an essential milestone in understanding its potential.
Charged with ideas from exhibiting in Leiden the previous month, The Leiden Jar exhibition contained refined or reinvented works. The artists examined the effect of space on the work itself; would a certain piece have the same significance when exhibited in Oxford as in Leiden? What are the differences in our visual languages?