Trial Exam post-mortem II: Looking at Essay Question 6, Janet Laurence & Antony Gormley. Quick review of Janet Laurence DVD : Life World . Janet Laurence, Water Veil, installation in CH2 Building Melbourne, 2006.
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Janet Laurence, Water Veil, installation in CH2 Building Melbourne, 2006.
The CH2 building is an internationally-renowned green eco-building in Melbourne. It recycles
most of its water and is very economical with heating, cooling, electricity usage etc.
Laurence was commissioned to create a site-specific installation for the front of the building.
Glass and various materials produce a layered and ‘veiling effect’.
She collaborated with architects to create this piece. It is a characteristic of much contemporary artwork that the audience is involved in a more active way. Elizabeth-Anne McGregor (Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art): “ The role of the artist is to make comments about the world; to engage the audience with ideas that they can express in a certain way.”
Note also that Laurence (like Koons and many other contemporary artists) uses a lot of technical assistance and collaboration with her work.
Some of us may agree.
Veil of trees, installation at The Domain, Sydney, 1999
Duchamp, Bicycle Wheel, 1951 (remade from the original,
Duchamp, Fountain, 1917.
Joseph Kosuth (U.S. b. 1945), Titled. Art as idea as idea (water), 1966. Photocopy, mounted on board, 121.9 x 121.9 cm.
An example of Conceptual Art – raising questions about what an art object is; precisely WHERE it is (in the artist’s brain? In the audience’s brain?
Sol LeWitt, Wall drawing #146, 1972
Andy Warhol, Untitled, from Marilyn series,
Screen print, 1967
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Umbrellas Japan & USA, 1984-1991
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, installation Central Park NYC, 2005
Kruger, Untitled (Your gaze hits the side of my face), photocopy, 1981.
Michael Nelson Jakamarra, Five Dreamings,
Imants Tillers (Australian, b. 1950) The nine shots, 1985
ABC clip on relationship between art/artists/audiences in Tasmania: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-03/galleries-doing-well-from-mona-effect/4239678?section=entertainment
Hand-out on recent sale of Andy Warhol artwork : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-06/warhol-collection-to-go-under-the-hammer/4246054?section=entertainment
Antony Gormley video ‘Waste Man’, 2006, on Gormley’s website: http://www.antonygormley.com/resources/video-item/id/167
Janet Laurence DVD available in library: Janet Laurence ‘Life World’, DVD709.94/LAUR