Magister Dixit

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1NX

01275 461900
http://trustnewartbristol.org/magister-dixit/

Saturday 09 May 2015 – Wednesday 30 September 2015
Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm
Admission Fee: Included in house admission (13.90 adult / 7 child / free for National Trust Members)

Magister Dixit is an interactive sculpture by Emma Smith, developed in collaboration with National Trust volunteers at Tyntesfield as part of New Expressions 3.

It is a curious object, which contorts itself to engage audiences in different ways. You can read from it, play a game on it, explore items from the collection, give a recital, or deliver your very own public service. Focusing on the power of the spoken word, the work is inspired by the history of performance, ritual and service at Tyntesfield.

The project takes its title from the Pythagorean phrase ‘the master has said’ which stems from an inscription on the door of the Tyntesfield library which reads: Scripta Manent Verba Volant (the written word stays and the spoken word flies).    

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