Ernst Hilger Gallery at PULSE

Galerie Ernst Hilger

March 2, 2006

Ernst Hilger Gallery at

PULSE

March 10-13, 06

The 69th Regiment Armory

Lexington Ave at 26th St

New York, http://www.pulse-art.com

John Gerrard
Smoke Tree I

Medium : Realtime 3D

Edition : 5 2 A/P

‘Smoke Tree’ is a new virtual sculpture by John Gerrard. In the work an oak tree is central to the frame, however a strange transformation has come about with the result that the foliage of the tree is abundantly producing carbon in the place of oxygen. This process continually unfolds creating a mesmerizing and ever-changing tableaux, a sculpture in virtual smoke which presents a disquieting yet strangely plausible possibility.

Based on an existing Holm Oak in a rural landscape near the artists childhood home in southern Ireland the work operates within a single day which orbits from dusk to dawn around the central motif. As in previous works the presentation frame operates as a navigation device, allowing the public to move around the tree as an ‘image object’ or virtual sculpture. This is the first work in a series based on different landscapes and trees.

Further artists at PULSE: Daryush Asgar, Daniele Buetti, Maria Bussmann, Oliver Dorfer, John Gerrard, Brian McKee, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Angel Marcos, Julie Monaco, Hermann Nitsch, Massimo Vitali, Markus Wetzel.

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Galerie Ernst Hilger – since 1971.