Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Rose installs new outdoor sculpture

RISD grads Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch are presenting their new installation “The Aboutthing (in the air)” at Brandeis’s Rose Art Museum, staff there announced yesterday. It is apparently installed in the sculpture garden to the left of the museum’s entrance. I think this is what the dictionary defines as a last hurrah.

The announcement explains that “’The Aboutthing (in the air)’ is a multi-part installation featuring a plastic swimming pool loaded with rubber-made body parts, plastic containers, a totemic structure fashioned from plastic containers, bags, pillows and a “viewing platform” featuring a decaying couch on a wooden pedestal. The work is inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or Plastic Island, an area of the North Pacific in which plastic and other debris are trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. … According to the artists’ wishes it is intended to remain in place until it disintegrates, which will likely take several months.”


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