Sheffield’s adopted son Phlegm has created work on a new, grander scale. Taking over the architecture with his murals and changing the entire field of view with his visuals, he has produced an incredible, immersive sculptural installation. Massive sculptures occupy halls, corridors and rooms of an abandoned factory with their cumbersome bodies. Mausoleum of the Giants is a thrilling extension of Phlegm’s ongoing efforts to intertwine his surreal and highly imaginative work with existing deteriorating structures.
Sheffield as the stage for this epic showcase was no accident. With local industrial buildings often forming the backdrop for his murals in the city, an old factory complex is the perfect location for presenting such a poetic and personal undertaking and bringing Phlegm's iconic characters to life. Imagined as beings whose life spans over thousands of years, these peaceful beasts have seen rivers erode and mountains change. With their final days coming slowly but surely, the giants are ready for their eternal rest, giving everyone enough time to meet them, mourn them and make peace with their ending.
Written by Sasha Bogojev
Mausoleum of the Giants will be open to the public Friday 15 March 15-Saturday 6 April 2019 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).
Friday 15th 6-9pm
Saturday 16th 11am-6pm
Sunday 17th 11am-5pm
Full opening hours and venue location will be available here from 11 March 2019.