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Survey of a Diesel Canopy, 2000


Dimensions: 280cm diameter x 72cm height, 150cm height of ground plane.

Materials: MDF, fluorescent light with daylight tube, emulsion paint, steel wire rope, rigid PVC.

‘Survey of a diesel canopy’ presents a view of a diesel station placed within a cylindrical form which is suspended from the ceiling. The ground plane is at eye level. The diesel station is stripped to its naked form and becomes generic. It is enclosed in a silent landscape and is isolated from what lies beyond. The piece allows the viewer to travel around it but the motion that is experienced is frozen. Any anticipation of arrival is denied to the viewer. The familiar becomes estranged.

Exhibited:

The Armory Show, New York, 2002

Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, 2001

Gasworks, London, 2000

Prema, Glos, 2000


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