Rural Pornographic Peep Show

Alex Wyse

BIRTH YEAR 1938
BIRTH PLACE Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
MEDIUM Mixed media
DATE 1968-1969
DIMENSIONS 43.2cm x 149.9cm x 44.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2016.04.02
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Jon Durkin, 2016
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A tower-esque wooden sculpture presenting painted typography over a bright turquoise structure, evoking carnival's aesthetics. The top of the sculpture presents a rotating mechanism. Viewers are invited to turn the crank as the viewfinder reveals a erotic narrative in a barn. The rotating mechanism recalls the invention of the mutoscope, later borrowed by the peep show industry.

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