The Walls Have Ears

Made:       2015

Shown:    National Trust Penrhyn Castle - Bangor, North Wales

This interactive video projection tour within the library was created during my time as Artist in Residence within the National Trust's Penrhyn Castle.


"The neo-Norman style of Thomas Hopper’s Penrhyn building includes many cleverly carved depictions of carved grotesque creatures and people within the architectural detailing: the walls at Penrhyn really do have ears, (and faces and mouths). What if they could relate stories of what they had seen, voice their opinions, pass judgement? Artist Alec Stevens has animated some of the grotesques by making articulated masks of those in the Library, and wearing them while lip-synching snatched stories about the castle from volunteer staff, and the reactions of visitors."

Sara Roberts, Project Curator

Alec Stevens 

Artist ~ Sculptor ~ Researcher

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British sculptor Alec Stevens, produces contemporary wooden sculptures and installations for historic & urban environments.

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