The key concept of transition is clearly central to Splint, as the artwork is a continuation or prosthetic to the form of the institution. The functional roof of herringbone bracing that supports the weight of an overhead ceiling is extended into the artwork, that function to support the historical weight of concepts relating to the mechanisms of art and its value. For instance, the smooth transition of art-object to its supporting architectural environment quickly leads to speculation over the object within institutional habitats. These works come as poetic additions to a discourse initiated with Duchamp’s ready-made and the shift from artwork to its context and various support criteria.

Exhibition Artwork
Temporary Installation

2002

The functional roof of herringbone bracing that supports the weight of an overhead ceiling is extended into the artwork, that function to support the historical weight of concepts relating to the mechanisms of art and its value.

Splint

Timber Lengths Extend From Existing Herringbone Bracing In Ceiling,
Tapering Then Piercing The Gallery Wall

Essay Excerpt: Shaun Gladwell, Alchemy + Perception, 2003
Photography: Brenton McGeachie

Credits, Collaborators and Consultants

Gadigal Country, Sydney, NSW Australia

© 2022 by Studio Chris Fox.

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