Rock Heist [Braquage de roc]

Juan Geuer

Date de naissance 1917
Lieu de naissance Soest, Holland
Date du décès 2009
Lieu du décès Almonte, Ontario
Technique structure en fer, composantes électriques et écran de papier
DATE 2000
DIMENSIONS 170cm x 206cm x 220cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2013.04.23a-g
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don d'Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013
Description du catalogue
An interactive installation in which the observer can walk between two mirror photographic transparency of a large live scale image of the quartz rock cut, taken in the Ontario wilderness. Each transparency is mounted on a box and back lit. The box is mounted on metal stand at eye-level and is facing each with a metallic passway between. The sound components are from a stethoscope-like instrument below the metallic passway, which echoes the footsteps of the viewers as they walk on the path and a rumbling sound as the observer stands between the images The sounds increase the viewer’s sense of literally being embedded in the rock. Through this work, Geuer attempts to displace the viewer in order to renew our sense of self and place. By placing us directly in the rock, he forces us to consider our relationship to earth and its movements.

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