28 September - 22 October 2001
Christchurch based artist Robert Hood presents an icon for the
21st century with his work for the Kiosk, where a tiny silver horse's
head revolves on top of a log of wood, again and again and again.
Witty, dry, and sometimes disturbingly obtuse, Hood's work often
takes small, rather insignificant details from popular culture and
reworks them into whimsically crafted ornaments or objects.
Hood's untitled work for the kiosk brings together both Hood's
previous work interrogating the mysterious world of horse racing,
and his current interests in iconography and mysticism, presenting
evidence of psychic conspiracy with the meticulous attention to
detail of a detective, the hype of a sales pitch, and the fervor
of a prophet
KIOSK is a permanent
public art site for temporary installations of new audio, screen-based,
and object based work, twenty four hours a day / seven days a week.
Located on the corner
of High and Manchester Streets (outside Java Cafe) in Christchurch, New
Zealand. Check out the web site for documentation and further info: www.physicsroom.org.nz/oblique/kiosk/
The Physics Room Programme
- July to Dec 2001
The Physics Room programme
is proudly supported by Creative New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa
Thanks to 0800 Phantom
and Christchurch City Council.