Chelpa Ferro Spacemen/Cavemen

Laura Smith unravels a web of old and new technology

By Laura Smith

Spacemen/Cavemen, 2017 (installation view). Photo: Milo Hutchings. Courtesy the artists and Sprovieri, London

Sprovieri, London, 30 June – 22 September Nothing touches the floor in this exhibition of work by Brazilian artist-collective and band Chelpa Ferro. Nothing except my own feet. A web of coloured climbing ropes and straps – of the sort that you might find tying down a tarpaulin covering the bed of a truck – criss-cross the room, joined to one another and connected to the walls around them by big, heavy-duty aluminium clips or steel hooks. This web supports…

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