Laserbeam installation | ArtAgents Galerie| 2002
Exactly One Kilomter of Red Laser beams in the gallery
In a replay of Walter de Maria's
broken kilometer in New York City Recke has "drawn" a one
kilometer long laser line from one end of the gallery space to the other.
Parts of the laser line will only appear if someone accidently cross the line or blow
smoke at it, and as such the broken kilometer remains an imaginary size.
The work is an example of Recke's humorous, yet serious twists of the
monumental aesthetics of Land Art and minimalism. Like the artists of
these two movements he is interested in increasing the viewer's level
of perceptual consciousness, yet he is too humble to embrace their aesthetics
in full scale. So instead of making a work that fills the gallery space
his laser line lets the viewer fill it and reconsider the distances
and dimensions within it. He shifts the focus from the exhibited object
to the gallery space as a transformative, physical site.
the rest of Jacob Lillemose' text on the work
two other projects from the exhibition Fountains of Mountains #1 & #2