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David Howells
Newton

Exhibition

The inhabited sculpture
PROCES - International Symposium for the interdisciplinary process in contemporary art
Prague

November 3, 2006 - January 1, 2007

installation: Newton

This installation was exhibited as part of a group exhibition curated by Dimitri Berzon and Mark Divo.

visit the PROCES website


Newton consists of an astronomical telescope (readymade) with rectifying lens and an analogue watch placed at opposite ends of a room or exhibition space. The telescope is trained on the watch, thus enabling the viewer to see what the time is on the other side of the room (it is generally found to be the same).

The piece is intended as one of a series of portable "instruments" which illuminate some facet of enlightenment thinking of the "classical age". In order to function as works of art they must go beyond didactic illustration, hopefully by alienating the viewer from that which has become so familiar as to be invisible.


related outcome:
David Howells: Encyclopaedia

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