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Title

Salt lines: play it as it sounds

2015-2016

Artist

Lauren Brincat

Australia

1980 -

Alternate image of Salt lines: play it as it sounds by Lauren Brincat
Alternate image of Salt lines: play it as it sounds by Lauren Brincat
Alternate image of Salt lines: play it as it sounds by Lauren Brincat
  • Details

    Date
    2015-2016
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Textile , Time-based art
    Materials used
    sail cloth, church bell ropes, brass, performed maintenance action
    Dimensions
    dimensions variable
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Viktoria Marinov Bequest Fund 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    371.2016.a-d
    Copyright
    © Lauren Brincat

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    Lauren Brincat

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  • About

    'Salt Lines: play it as it sounds' (2015–16), is an epic sculptural instrument fashioned from sailcloth, which is continually reconfigured in allusion to shifting tidal currents. The expansion and contraction of the object evokes the ebb and flow of the world ocean according to tides and currents, and perhaps also – given the explicit labour of its rearrangement – the impact of human behaviour on this vast shared resource, particularly the rise of sea levels due to climate change. The bespoke woollen hand grips (known as 'sallys' in the field of sailing), allude to the task of marine navigation, while the custom-made church bell ropes frame the subtle sonic effects produced by manoeuvring the sailcloth as musical in their own way.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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