Deep Time Pour (For Lord Kelvin and Robert Smithson) by Mark Dion

This work was inspired by the rich, unmodernised collection displays of the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow and in particular, an experimental apparatus devised c.

Details

Medium:
Wood, painted letters & tar
Dimensions:
111 x 55.5 x 160 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £15,506)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Galerie in SITU Fabienne Leclerc

1887 by William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin, to show the dramatic effect of flow in pitch caused by gravity over time. The sculpture also references the work of the American Robert Smithson. It exemplifies Dion's approach to art and science as mediated through museum culture, and his investigation of ideas of time, geology and taxonomy, represented through steps or ladders.

Provenance

The artist; Galerie in SITU Fabienne Leclerc, Paris.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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