REDUX

Angela Bulloch
March 20 – April 17, 2010
Triangulation Remix (Wall Painting), 2010
Paint, vinyl letters

 

Pong, 2010 (front, left)

Wood, steel, two mono sound tracks each with a different tone from the game Pong, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables, sound- and light electronic, DMX-control
 
Plastic Sphere Cube Triangle - White, 2010 (left, partly hidden)
Plastic, electronic, light, DMX-control
 
Karl/West, 2010 (back, left)
Wood, steel, a sound track with the voice of Karl Holmqvist reciting Mae Westisms that is turned on when the PIR is activated by the movement of someone in the room, Passive Infra Red motion detector, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables
 
International Aluminium Double Cube Triangle - Yellow, 2010 (back, right)
Aluminium Pixel box with yellow lamps, wire cube frame, Pixel box back panel with yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted black cables

Mondrian Corian (yellow), 2010 (ceiling, right)
Corian, textile straps, electronic, light
 
In this exhibition resembling a laboratory, the artist carries out a systematic survey of her own artistic repertoire of forms. Earlier works like the Rule Series and the Pixels are starting points for a test arrangement, questioning the artist's iconic work groups by explicit references, as well as by alienation and escalation of well-established elements.
 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

International Aluminium Double Cube Triangle - Yellow, 2010 (front, left)
Aluminium Pixel box with yellow lamps, wire cube frame, Pixel box back panel with yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted black cables

Mondrian Corian (yellow), 2010 (ceiling)
Corian, textile straps, electronic, light

 

AJ Royal and holey Riley Mahogany, 2010 (back)

Mahagoni-wood, Arne Jacobsen lamp, light, electronic, lamps, cable
 

Pong, 2010 (back, center)

Wood, steel, two mono sound tracks each with a different tone from the game Pong, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables, sound- and light electronic, DMX-control
 
Plastic Sphere Cube Triangle - White, 2010 (wall, right)
Plastic, electronic, light, DMX-control
 
Karl/West, 2010 (front, right)
Wood, steel, a sound track with the voice of Karl Holmqvist reciting Mae Westisms that is turned on when the PIR is activated by the movement of someone in the room, Passive Infra Red motion detector, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables
 
Triangulation Remix (Wall Painting), 2010
Paint, vinyl letters
 
In this exhibition resembling a laboratory, the artist carries out a systematic survey of her own artistic repertoire of forms. Earlier works like the Rule Series and the Pixels are starting points for a test arrangement, questioning the artist's iconic work groups by explicit references, as well as by alienation and escalation of well-established elements.

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

 

Triangulation Remix (Wall Painting), 2010
Paint, vinyl letters
The work is a wall painting on two walls and is an examination of the Rules Series. It consists of five colored squares on the wall, single text passages of different Rules texts like Triangulation Rules, Conceptual Art Rules and the Rules Rules Series are placed on the wall with a very narrow leading so that the letters are overlapping and mashing the text up in form and content. 
 

Pong, 2010 (floor, center)

Wood, steel, two mono sound tracks each with a different tone from the game Pong, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables, sound- and light electronic, DMX-control

The work is a 3D contraption which is based on clusters of coloured squares whose tones sample the early groups of work Construction Tables (1998). It is made from four wooden elements in different sizes with integrated sounds and light. Wood, light and sound are symbiotically merged.

 

Plastic Sphere Cube Triangle - White, 2010 (right)
Plastic, electronic, light, DMX-control
From various prototype and errant pixels arise new pieces with designer extensions, floor to ceiling chords or tails and other individualized augmentations and surface treatments.  
 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld 

Triangulation Remix (Wall Painting), 2010
Paint, vinyl letters

The work is a wall painting on two walls and is an examination of the Rules Series. It consists of five colored squares on the wall, single text passages of different Rules texts like Triangulation Rules, Conceptual Art Rules and the Rules Rules Series are placed on the wall with a very narrow leading so that the letters are overlapping and mashing the text up in form and content.

 

AJ Royal and holey Riley Mahogany, 2010 (back, partly hidden)

Mahagoni-wood, Arne Jacobsen lamp, light, electronic, lamps, cable

From various prototype and errant pixels arise new pieces with designer extensions, floor to ceiling chords or tails and other individualized augmentations and surface treatments.

 

Pong, 2010 (detail, front)

Wood, steel, two mono sound tracks each with a different tone from the game Pong, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables, sound- and light electronic, DMX-control
The work is a 3D contraption which is based on clusters of coloured squares whose tones sample the early groups of work Construction Tables (1998). It is made from four wooden elements in different sizes with integrated sounds and light. Wood, light and sound are symbiotically merged.

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Pong, 2010 (center)

Wood, steel, two mono sound tracks each with a different tone from the game Pong, sound equipment, white and yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted white cables, sound- and light electronic, DMX-control
The work is a "3D contraption" which is based on clusters of coloured squares whose tones sample the early groups of work Construction Tables (1998). It is made from four wooden elements in different sizes with integrated sounds and light. Wood, light and sound are symbiotically merged.
 

AJ Royal and holey Riley Mahogany, 2010 (back, left)

Mahagoni-wood, Arne Jacobsen lamp, light, electronic, lamps, cable

From various prototype and errant pixels arise new pieces with designer extensions, floor to ceiling chords or tails and other individualized augmentations and surface treatments.  

 

Triangulation Remix (Wall Painting), 2010
Paint, vinyl letters

The work is a wall painting on two walls and is an examination of the Rules Series. It consists of five colored squares on the wall, single text passages of different Rules texts like Triangulation Rules, Conceptual Art Rules and the Rules Rules Series are placed on the wall with a very narrow leading so that the letters are overlapping and mashing the text up in form and content. 

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

International Aluminium Double Cube Triangle - Yellow, 2010 (left)
Aluminium Pixel box with yellow lamps, wire cube frame, Pixel box back panel with yellow lamps which are controlled by a program, assorted black cables
The Pixel on the floor embodies the classical Pixel Box. The one hanging from the ceiling is a wire mesh just showing the outer edges of a Pixel. Both are illuminated by yellow fluorescent lamps. 
 
Mondrian Corian (yellow), 2010 (right)
Corian, textile straps, electronic, light
The work is a Pixel Box hanging from the ceiling with black symmetrical textile straps. The box is made from Corian, which is a very common solid surfacing material. The bottom side, which is visible for the viewer, is made from a translucent foil to see the yellow light coming from inside of the box.
 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Choice of Evils II, 2010 (front)

2 spotlights, DMX-control, wood, metal, cable
The work consists of two wooden pedestals resembling a table with a spotlight on the surface. In a previous version of the work (1996), on each of these tables and in the spotlight was an airline meal. In this new version the missing meal leaves the title without its ironical meaning.
 

Spotlight with Video Games Sound Box, 2010 (back)

Projector, passive infrared motion detector, birchwood box with sound system

The interactive work consists of an electrical system which is connected to a door knob and a Pixel Box with integrated speakers. The sounds are a mix up of different arcade game sounds, which have been extracted from their origin. When one turns the door knob the sound stops. The spotlight is connected to an motion detector which turns the light off, when one is standing too close to the spotlight.

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

REDUX

Angela Bulloch
March 20 – April 17, 2010
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Esther Schipper is presenting REDUX—an exhibition introducing new works by Angela Bulloch. With 10 works on display, the artist carries out a systematic survey of her own artistic repertoire of forms. REDUX resembles a laboratory. Earlier works like the Rule Series and the Pixels are starting points for a test arrangement, questioning Bulloch’s iconic work groups by explicit references, as well as by alienation and escalation of well-established elements. REDUX is Angela Bulloch’s tenth exhibition at Esther Schipper.

 

“In this new exhibition REDUX, Bulloch has chosen to go forward while casting a glance back over her shoulder. The premise of the exhibition is as its title REDUX suggests a kind of revisiting and new extension of ideas and materials and formal approaches from past works—including the idea of the pixel box—but re-sampled, re-mixed, reconstituted and re-reflected. Thus from various prototype and errant pixels arise new pieces with designer extensions, floor to ceiling chords or tails and other individualized augmentations and surface treatments. These new singular pixel box pieces present less like artful media carriers and more as quirky self-contained sculptures paying little heed to the idea of function. Other new sculptural works question what happens if the pixel or the flat modernist square were somehow a surface that extended vertically into a sculptural space?

 

The new tiered '3D contraptions’ are based on clusters of coloured squares whose tones sample the early groups of work Construction Tables (1998). As sculptures they seem abstractly ambivalent enough to be read both as pure and corrupted by the idea of interior architecture and design for instance. Early works such as Formation Dancing Bench (Virtual Hmmm) (1996), Grand Stand and the Marxist Myth - A light lowered, A floor raised, and a sound bounced (1996), and Happy Sacks (1994) have long been places where negotiation between the art and the viewer can take place in Bulloch's work and where posturing and time count. One '3D colour field contraption’ thus springs on in response to movement and plays a recording of the artist Karl Holmqvist reciting infamous Mae West-isms—some kind of 'cover version’ of another early Bulloch work using different objects and a different sound delivery system (Round Table with Mae West, 1995).

 

Another striking aspect of this exhibition is that it has a clear top and a bottom half or an above and a below. Emphasizing rather than thinking away the height of the room is a frieze-like wall piece made up of square colour fields overlaid with 'rules' relating to various definitions of triangulation with few conceptual artists’ beards thrown in. Bulloch's collected Rules Series (begun 1993) has its own rules incidentally but here they are not strictly adhered to. It is also a rule of tongue even in ongoing conversations that we keep interrupting ourselves with asides, referring to things, going back and forth between a remembered past and an imagined future.”

 

Dominic Eichler

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