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"Keith Tyson: Large Field Array"
2006-10-16 until 2007-01-14
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
In the works of the English artist Keith Tyson (b. 1969) thereís a mixture of lunatic laboratory humour and information at the hyper-level. Everything is connected with everything, says Keith Tyson Ė and itís the links among these many materialized phenomena that are Tysonís ďmodelĒ and the point of the work. The work Large Field Array, 2006 is a brand new installation, created for the CONTEMPORARY exhibition at Louisiana. It consists of about 150 sculptures executed in polystyrene, painted in detail and placed in five equal rows on the floor and up along the walls. With their dramatically different forms they describe and interconnect all sorts of things in all sorts of directions: phenomena associated with mankindís evolution
and social life, mathematical truths, material substances, art-history dogmas, planetary structures etc.
For Tyson, the systematic assemblage, which incidentally reflects the huge formations of radio telescopes in the Arizona Desert, forms one large field where the fundamental forces of reality, its infinite possibilities and cause-and-effect relationships can be experienced on the basis of a model. The sight of the field is overwhelming and the experience of standing in it no less so. And the intention isnít that the experience should be limited to the enjoyment of the individual object. Tyson has made this impossible through the systematic design of the installation. In Tysonís eyes we are part of a network of phenomena Ė and as viewers of the work we become a kind of lens that gathers meaning and establishes relationships.
After being shown at Louisiana Large Field Array goes on to the Du Pont museum of contemporary art
in Tilburg, Holland.
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