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A simple construction of a hole in diminishing perspective, a blank space awaiting meaning and interpretation. Some have seen endings, darkness, bottomless void, bullet wound, flesh, open mouth, or Fontana’s slits. Others beginnings, pleasure dome, abstraction, gateway, frozen time, syphon and visual aid.

The focus of the installation is a giant enlargement of a small paper sculpture of a hole, the volume of which is emphasised by the play of light on the torn paper. The construction is made of white 350 gms Archer paper held by wooden frames (one per layer) fixed to the ceiling by cables. Each hole has been lovingly torn by myself, using parts of my body as drilling tools.

On the wall a series of 3 pictures - hand made enlargements of digital drawings made from photographs - of a man and a woman using a small paper hole construction a a vidual aid

A multiple edition of a miniature paper version of the huge hole is also displayed as well as A2 and A3 posters “make your own hole”, that the audience will have the opportunity to realise in situ.

dimensions of monumental hole 7 frames of 2.40 ms high x 2 ms wide each
dimensions of miniature hole 9cms x 10.5 cms 6 folds plus folding cover
dimensions of each drawing 2.40msx2.10m

The construction of the first monumental hole was realised during an artist in heaven residency at Lagerhaus in Neufelden Austria and was consequently premiered there in April 2006. with financial support from ucca farnham research fund.

see Lagerhaus rubbings in MOIedition / book
See make your own in Moiedition / multiples
See burning holes in Images
See water rubbings in Images



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