“Any Way But Out’
Created for the first Australia Sculpture Triennial 1981 – Latrobe Univeristy
Exhibit size – Overall ground space approx 40m x 40m
Materials/media – Steel, brass, aluminium construction; glass boxes encapsulating organic matter and other materials, ink, pigment, mirror.
Detail showing house constructed of 3 rows of metal grid, producing a moire effect. Inside suspended boat with 2 tea cups, roll of barbed wire. Designed carpet under boat with arrow design. Flanking the entrance is a taxidermy rooster and hen in glass boxes standing on painted books.
“Any Way But Out” To understand the potential framework of appreciation and communication of art/life within society, incorporating the multi-dimentionality of meaning and structures, where statements and actions are not separate but part of a complex integrated system. the physical and metaphysical are inter-changeable by the angle of perception and personal discourse/reality. Incorporated within the glass containers, the themes, as apparent isolated events, are used primarily as catalysts or triggers referring back to themselves in a continually widening spiral of reference and meaning, through which to surpass the linearity of vision/discourse/narrative.
This is not to say that randomness does not exist as well as continuity’ the individual’s perception or state of convenience dictates the choice.
I wish to question, and through visual communication, to stimulate the viewer to his own questioning.
To sum up, to use diverse materials that are symbolic and cross-fertilizing which stimulate me, to show the inhibitory or cage-like effect that different aspects of society have, that restrict the individual’s freedom. Adriano Gemelli