Dienstag, 2. August 2011
Embankment (Sugar) after Rachel Whiteread
Christiaan Tonnis ~ Embankment (Sugar) after Rachel Whiteread | Videostill | 2008
"Embankment consists of some 14,000 transluscent, white polyethylene boxes stacked in various ways; some in very tall mountain-like peaks and others in lower (though still over human height), rectangular, more levelled arrangements. Whiteread cited the end scenes of both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Citizen Kane as visual precursors, she also spoke of the death of her mother and a period of upheaval which involved packing and moving comparable boxes. It is also thought that her recent trip to the Arctic is an inspiration, although critics counter that white is merely the colour the polyethylene comes in, and it would have added significantly to the expense to dye them."
I used lumps of sugar to recreate Rachel Whiteread's Embankment.