Installed at John Gerrard Studio
on two artist - designed ‘artbox’ monitors
The first of Gerrard’s works to feature oil derricks, Animated Scene (Oil Field) depicts on two channels a pair of neighboring derricks in a field of such apparatuses, all of which face westward. The work follows the dominant pattern of unfolding in a yearly orbital cycle, with accurate light and movements of the sun and stars, as the pumps ceaselessly bob and draw. Curiously, the weather, which is overcast and seemingly pregnant with change, is in fact static, emphasizing the particular relationship to portraiture and photography that the artist is cultivating.
Production: Werner Poetzelberger.
Modelling: Daniel Fellsner.
Programming: Helmut Bressler, Matthias Strohmaier.
Presentation design / Corian fabrication: Jakob Illera / Inseq, Vienna.