It’s no wonder the residents of Toxteth, Liverpool, are looking so nonplussed by the arrival of this art project in one of the neighbourhood’s derelict houses. Walter Hugo and Zoniel, the duo responsible for the installation, purposely avoided any pre-event publicity, firstly so the work would be a surprise, and secondly so it was completely open to interpretation. The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living consists of a huge tank full of jellyfish installed in the front of an abandoned building on High Park Street, and illuminated with UV lights to give a ghostly glow. Every evening as the sun sets, shutters go up to reveal the temporary work, drawing in passers-by whose honest reactions are caught on video – some come across it completely by accident, while others come to check it out through word-of-mouth.
Walter Hugo and Zoniel are London-based artists, and the work has a link to the capital through Gazelli Art House. The gallery is receiving a live stream from the Toxteth house which is being displayed on the front of the Dover Street gallery – and what’s more, is that we’ve been given access to said stream, meaning you’ll be able to watch those responses for yourself from 10pm tonight on this very page. The installation will continue beaming out at both locations until 27 July, and Gazelli Art House is concurrently hosting a companion exhibition in London.