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Sculptural Sphere

Sculptural Sphere

by Martin Boyce
     
 
The multi-dimensionality of our daily experiences is reduced by the television and internet media to the surface of a flat screen. Thus reality loses more and more of its spatial qualities, even as theoretical physicists develop increasingly sophisticated models to better understand the structures of time and space. As they employ an ever-growing number of dimensions

Overview

The multi-dimensionality of our daily experiences is reduced by the television and internet media to the surface of a flat screen. Thus reality loses more and more of its spatial qualities, even as theoretical physicists develop increasingly sophisticated models to better understand the structures of time and space. As they employ an ever-growing number of dimensions in this endeavor, the mode of our sensual reception continues to become as flat and one-dimensional as the monitors of the computers at which we work. Throughout the history of art, sculpture has been prized as one of the foremost artistic expressions in western culture, one that employs far less illusionism than, for instance, painting. The works included in Sculptural Sphere are analyzed based on their spatial parameters. Their dimensions prove useful in defining the sculptural sphere that surrounds our bodies, as well as our reception of our multi-dimensional spatial environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783980806336
Publisher:
Ingvild Goetz
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Demand was born in Munich in 1964. He studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich, the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, the Cite des Arts, Paris, and Goldsmiths College, London. Demand begins by translating a preexisting image, usually culled from the media, into a life-size model he makes out of colored paper and cardboard. He recreates a room, a parking lot, a staircase, a landscape--then he photographs the model and destroys it. Demand's photographs appear at once compellingly real and strangely artificial. Since their subjects--handcrafted facsimiles of both architectural spaces and natural environments--are themselves built in the image of other images, the photographs are three times removed from the scenes they seek to depict. Combining craftsmanship and conceptualism in equal parts, Demand pushes the medium of photography toward uncharted frontiers.

Tom Sachs was born in New York in 1966. His famously crafty work has been exhibited in solo shows at galleries throughout Europe and the United States, including at Mary Boone Gallery, where the artist's exhibition of homemade working guns and real bullets got his dealer arrested. More recent one-person exhibitions include the Fondazione Prada, Milan (2006) and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003). Sachs is represented by Sperone Westwater, New York, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris.

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