| ||John Latham |
Long Glass, 1996
steel, glass, books, paint, plastic tubing
1414 Monterey, 1st floor
plaster, books, card-board boxes
1414 Monterey, 2nd floor
Long Painting, 1996
1414 Monterey, 4th floor
|Long Glass, first floor |
A glass wall divides the room. Through the glass pass books, wires and other objects.
| || Documentation, second floor |
Books encased in plaster are scattered about the floor in the first room. Wall text in the first room reads, "on band Q, you, humankind, show up as a plague organism." In the second room the text is, "on band S you show up as seed germ of the sun . . . . given the way you are brought up to think though, you do not choose . . . ." Documentation in the second room explains some of Latham's theories including Evenstruck.
|Long Painting, third floor |
A continous rolled canvas passes through walls, as it travels into different rooms.
| ||Since the 1940s, John Latham has initiated a wide range of art movements beginning with a least-mark approach to form. This led to a shift, from conventional spatial thinking to an event based frame of reference since called assemblage, performance, structural film and video, installation, and the idea of context as half the work. A new term, "Incidental Person" or "IP," was coined to replace the word artist. The IP gained a professional status in a 'Treaty' negotiated between the artists of Artist Placement Group and the UK government in Whitehall. This has led to a number of IP associations with government departments in Europe.|