History of Monuments
|Dimensions:||W1.6m x H2.4m x D4.3m|
|Media:||Lithographic aluminium plates, mild steel, galvanised wire, resin, lead, electronic components (standard 220 volt lights)|
Part of the “What is a home?” series
This work forms part of the large installation “What is a home?” It is made out of lithographic plates that reveal fragments of news taken from newspapers covering the period of manufacture of the work. In this respect it was an interesting archival process that fixes the work in historical time. Monumentality and monuments is an interesting albeit transient historical phenomenon. With the shift in political and ideological emphasis, old monuments and new monuments become part of the tide of history. In order to emphasise the ephemeral nature of this historical process, it is my intention to exhibit this work as a “dark” sculpture, as if it is something that is viewed from the sky, almost like a dream-like landscape viewed from afar.