Sunday, 21 October 2012
JOHN GERRARD VIDEO INSTALLATION
In "Oil Stick Work", the simulated character Angelo Martinez paints one portion of this barn, a portrayal of a structure found in the panhandle region of Oklahoma, with an oil stick crayon six days a week. It takes the whole day, from dawn till dusk, to complete this action. Working on this schedule, Martinez will complete the task of painting the entire structure in within thirty years – in 2038, after which he will no longer come to work, and the artwork will go on existing as a “finished piece.” In the words of the artist, ‘as a silhouette in the landscape.
This is best seen on the website below.