Blowing In The Wind

Angela Bulloch
November 16, 2013

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Exhibition view

Blowing In The Wind, since 2013
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Blowing In The Wind

Angela Bulloch
AP2, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque
November 16, 2013
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Acknowledging the importance of the elements for the former shipyard where FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais is located, Bulloch addressed the cultural significance of the region whose livelyhood was historically largely determined by seafaring and shipbuilding. Her work combines a spatial indication of the current wind conditions with color-coded information about the passage of time. The spotlights (generated with data collected on the roof of the building) move across the structure’s façade according to the direction and intensity of the wind (with the top representing North, the left West, etc.). Seven colors each represent a given hour. The façade becomes both map and clock. While Bulloch’s work refers to the history of the region, the circle as indication of time and wind is also reminiscent of medieval mappa mundi: abstracted circular maps of then known territories, often pictured with allegorical representations of the four winds.

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