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Mise En Scene – Robert Morris

Location Piece 1973 Robert Morris             Lead and aluminium on board
Object: 537 × 537 × 38 mm

Location draws attention to the relationship between a work and its immediate surroundings. Four small arrows point towards the floor, the ceiling, and the walls on either side of the work. When it is positioned in the gallery, the meters next to each arrow are adjusted to register the distance in feet to the edge of the room. As well as precisely recording the location of the work, these measurements make viewers aware of their own relation to the space.

This piece is relevant for what I plan to do with light. It has made me think about how I can use light for more of the process rather than it just be the main piece. It isn’t just light I want the viewer to address and experience, it is the space in which the light exists and fills as well.

Morris has done something that I find very interesting, which is make something physical and give form to an action, a feeling. This small lead plate give you the tools to sit, observe and experience something completely different from the way you did before. I hope to use light in a similar way.

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Nicole Webberley

Intermedia Art student

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