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Loom Drum

Juan Geuer

BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Steel frame , plexiglass various materials, motor, lights, Twelve volt circuits, map and lens system
DATE 1986-1992
DIMENSIONS 505cm x 185cm x 185cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.19a-v
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
The mixed media installation consists a loom drum with a screen and a chair at a distance. An installation piece that produces a rhythm of light flashes that demonstrates the frequency and magnitude of 5,500 earthquakes measuring 4.0 or more on the Richter scale recorded in North America from January 1960 to January 1989 in a 15 minute-cycle, on a blank, circular and concave screen. On the other side of the screen, the same light flashes are superimposed on a map of North America indicating their precise location in space and time of these plate-tectonic structures.

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