Words - SOLD
Ben Coutouvidis (b 1970)
Diameter: 40 cm
Sold - 2010
‘Memory’ is a sub-theme in this collection of work. One of the salient qualities of working with wire is that one imparts a memory to it by bending and shaping it. The juxtaposition of the linear characteristics of irrevocable historical time, against the cyclical characteristics of resurrective ritual time, is captured in the wire circles as appropriate metaphors for memory.
I wanted to use words in one of the sculptures to indicate language as a form of memory-capturing sieve. Having recently read the book Scorched Earth, about the concentration camps in the Anglo-Boer War, I chose to use the names of those camps - mostly towns along the major railway lines.
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