Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Curtains [Group 9]

Curtains, my second work for BookArtObject Edition 4, is done! It is a reflection on the nature of BookArtObject, shaped by four questions I set myself at the start of the project::

1.  The logistics (and cost) of posting parcels around the world means that the works we produce are mostly small in size. Is this inevitable or is it possible to produce a larger scaled work?
2.  The splitting of a large number of artists into sub-groups means that the work we each produce is mostly shared only with the others in our sub-group. Is it possible to produce a work that is equally accessible to all?
3.  One of the defining features of Sarah Bodman's An Exercise for Kurt Johannessen was its ephemeral nature - it ceased to exist almost as soon as it was created. Should (and if so how should) this be acknowledged?
4.  Editioning can be tedious. Is there a way of making the end point seem more than the satisfactory execution of a multitude of repetitive tasks?

The result is an installation that existed for the time it took for a record to be made of its existence.





The component parts of the installation are now with Alicia, Angie, Anna, Fiona, Gillian, Lis, Lisa and Sara.

6 comments:

Fiona Dempster said...

And very thrilled I am to have received it Terence - it is a delightful wee masterpiece!

AES said...

Very nice! All the different red and white patterns are lovely. Thank you for sharing the installation with all of us :)

The Elephant's Child said...

How intricate. How beautiful.

rObfOs said...

I believe I am equally as taken with your hypotheses as your artwork, Terence! Each extremely well thought out, it appears :)

Anna Mavromatis said...

A true work of art!
I am most fortunate to be one of the recipients...

india flint said...

those shots of your books as a collection are quite delightful