Paul St George
News: Read what people are saying about the Geistlich tube, and the Victoriana exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery. The Geistlich tube is a prototype for the next Telectroscope. You can read about Telectroscopes, Geistlich tubes and Victoriana here.
Three interweaving themes emerge from these selected projects. One is a study of the history of visual culture (Classical Roman and late Victorian). Both eras are well known for their rich successes, but also hide a number of overlooked or incomplete projects. Paul St George has uncovered and is completing a number of these, including the Telectroscope and Travelling curves.
Another persistent theme is the use of photography and chronophotography to picture time. This is developed in the Chronocyclography, Trackorama, Supermoment and Chronopan projects, but also in curating the Sequences exhibition and in editing the imagetime series of books.
The third theme is the exploration of ambiguity. This has produced the highly collectable Minumental sculptures, Carpet Castle and the ultimate, two for the price of one, Rabbitduck.
During my ongoing research into the use of ambiguity in art I thought it would be entertaining to make the rabbitduck (or duckrabbit) as a real object. According to Wollheim you can see the rabbit or the duck, but not both at the same time. Turn your head from side to side to decide for yourself.
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