Holly Hendry: Cenotaph in Leeds

10.7.2019, Interviews

‘Is it archaeology or infrastructure?’

Fascinated with the architectural undersides of cities – their clandestine and hidden spaces – Holly Hendry’s monumental sculpture Cenotaph explores unseen histories. Originally commissioned for Liverpool Biennial and now situated outside the former Tetley brewery in Leeds, the work references the site’s underground system of tunnels. Listen to the artist and Tetley director Bryony Bond discuss how the artwork foreshadows plans for regeneration in the surrounding area and its ambitions for playful, unconventional audience engagement.

Cenotaph is on view outside The Tetley between 20 June – 13 October 2019 as part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme.

Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services