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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by David CrossDavid Cross
Lean

History

Location

Wellington, New Zealand

Start date

2012-02-24

End date

2012-06-10

Language

eng

Notes

Lean was a sculpture/installation commissioned for the survey of New Zealand sculpture The Obstinate Object at Wellington’s City Art Gallery. Consisting of four seemingly identical inflatable units/sculptures, the audience were encouraged to lean against each one to activate what should be an identical experience of falling through into the void. However while appearing to be identical, the objects were inflated to differing degrees, meaning that the act of leaning on each one created a surprisingly different result. The work thus sought to challenge vision as our primary sensory mechanism highlighting the importance of haptic knowledge.

Publication classification

J2.1 Minor original creative works, JO1 Original creative work - Visual art work

Extent

136 days

Event

The Obstinate Object: Contemporary New Zealand Sculpture at City Gallery Wellington (2012 : Wellington, New Zealand)

Publisher

City Gallery Wellington

Place of publication

Wellington, N.Z.

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