The Tetley

Jem Finer: Spiegelei


To accompany the exhibition Think.Play.Do and our Summer of Play we are delighted to bring Jem Finer’s Spiegelei (2010) from Yorkshire Sculpture Park to the urban setting of Brewery Green.

Spiegelei is a 360-degree camera obscura housed inside a stainless steel sphere on top of an off-the-shelf garden shed, which reflects distorted and inverted views of the surrounding landscape.

Jem Finer says: “Gravity is, on reflection, absurd. It’s easy to take for granted but when one stops to consider it, we’re not standing upright at all, we’re all stuck on at angles to each other. We literally are standing as if glued to the surface of the earth, pointing down towards its centre.

A founding member of rock band The Pogues, Jem Finer originally trained as a computer scientist and musician before establishing a highly respected art practice, in which he continues to push the boundaries of visual and sonic composition.

SPIEGELEI will be open to visitors daily during The Tetley’s gallery hours:

Mon-Sat 11am – 6pm (until 8pm on the First Thursday of every month)
Sun 11am – 4pm

Exhibition Supported By:
Arts Council England, Leeds City Council and The John S Cohen Foundation.