SCANNERS l and ll (2010)
Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt.
The Scanners are two 'interactive' objects I made for a group show at Articulate Project Space, Sydney. The gallery was once a smash repair workshop and the Scanner objects reveal a trace of that history.
Viewers are invited to wheel the Scanners around the gallery, while with a kind of x-ray vision they see a video showing a cast of the old floor. The video on the embedded screens was filmed looking up at the concrete ceiling of the basement below. Poured directly onto the old timber boards when the space was renovated, the new ceiling bears their imprint.
The Scanner objects were later re-used in two new artworks. With a different video on the screen the larger one became Pas de Deux, which is on permanent display in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize collection. The smaller one returned to Articulate Project Space in 2022 for an exhibition called mov.doc. In that iteration, the screen shows video documentation of the original Scanners taken ten years earlier.
SCANNERS 1 and 2 (2010) – perspex, screens, castors, aluminium, video, sound. Dimensions variable.