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The truth effect



Daniel von Sturmer

New Zealand, Australia

1972 -




Materials used

five channel digital video, colour, sound, projectors, custom table and screens




duration: 00:01:34 min channel 1, 00:04:17 min channel 2, 00:02:06 min channel 3, 00:01:42 min channel 4, 00:01:58 min channel 5, aspect ratio: 4:3, 580.0 x 600.0 cm overall :

a - screen 1, 40.5 x 54 cm

b - screen 2, 43.5 x 58 cm

c - screen 3, 45 x 60 cm

d - screen 4, 40.5 x 54 cm

e - screen 5, 30 x 40 cm

k - constructed table, 15 separate parts in total, stored as 10 shrink wrapped parcels Legs have remained attached to horizontal beams Length Vertical - edge left and edge right 5548 mm x 2 , centre 5300mm x 1, 1750mm x 4 Length horizontal - edge back and edge front 5100mm x 2, central posts 2526mm x 6 Legs back - 680mm x 3 Legs front - 500 mm x 3 Table top made when displayed

Signature & date

Signed u.l. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "D.von Sturmer". Not dated.


John Kaldor Family Collection


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Daniel von Sturmer

Works in the collection


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history

Referenced in 7 publications


Natasha Bullock, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Daniel Von Sturmer', pg.292-95, Sydney, 2011, 296, 297-98 (colour illus.).

Amy Marjoram, Eyeline 63, 'Flattened sculptures: the photomediations of Daniel Von Sturmer', pg.52-53, Brisbane, 2007, 53 (illus.).

Daniel Palmer, Art World (issue 2), 'Daniel Von Sturmer: the image scientist', pg.38-41, Apr 2008-May 2008, 41 (illus.).

Justin Paton, Venice Biennale 2007 Australia/ Susan Norrie, Daniel von Sturmer, Callum Morton, 'Away from their names', 2007, (illus.) 72, 74, 100-101.

Andy Thomson and Tanya Eccleston, On reason and emotion: Biennale of Sydney 2004, 'The truth effect', pg.214-217, 2004, 216-7 (illus.).

Andy Thomson and Tanya Eccleston, NEW03, 'The truth effect', pg.46, 2003, 46 (illus.).

Wayne Tunnicliffe, Look, 'Kaldor and contemporary', pg.26-29, Sydney, Apr 2011, 29.