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Just curious...I swear I saw this piece in The Modern in Dallas, it the same piece?!!

Posted by cunei4m | November 7, 2007 5:25 PM

Thanks for the post Jen.

Cunei4m it is very possible that you saw either this disc or a similar disc in Dallas. All of the discs are traditionally installed with four lights that create a scalloping effecting around the disc. The discs are more complex than you would expect. Some of them are left "empty" and some of them have a line through the middle. The idea behind the disc, at least as I understand it, is to blend the space of the work into the space of the room/wall.

The empty discs all produce a Ganzfeld effect where there disc will appear to flatten out in an indeterminate space even though disc itself is rounded and a about a foot off the wall. Some of the discs have horizontal lines that will either heighten or diminish that perception of flattening.

As I understand it, the differences between the discs themselves are pretty subtle. Easy to tell them apart if they are in the same room but it is harder to tell them apart if we are relying on our memories. The Portland Art Musuem has one installed right now but because it sits in a corridor (a whole other discussion) it only has two lights from the top. Nice to see the disc but not as nice as if it was given its proper place in its own room.

I hope that was helpful.


Posted by Arcy | November 7, 2007 6:02 PM

Thanks, Arcy...not too familiar with the work so wasn't aware that this was a running theme.

Posted by cunei4m | November 7, 2007 9:10 PM

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