Bridge

Duxbury, L 2005, Bridge, (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

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Title Bridge
Author(s) Duxbury, L
Year 2005
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Medium Inkjet prints
Summary "Duxbury was one of ten artists invited to participate in this curated group exhibition, Wandering Between the Worlds, which considered the artist as traveller, in both body and mind.
""The work showcases the vibrancy of contemporary art in Australia and Austria and confirms the close artistic connections between the two countries."" (Deborah Stokes, Ambassador, Australian Embassy, Austria: Catalogue Introduction)

In the research for Bridge, a diptych of large-format, black and white inkjet prints of a rainbow, Duxbury investigated Goethe's and Newton's theories of colour and the splitting of the prism into seven colours, an extension from some of her previous work, especially that which involves the viewer as an active participant in the work. In Bridge a strip of vinyl text, the words for the seven colours of the rainbow in English and German, intervenes between the two parts of the diptych, connecting the arc of the rainbow, providing both a link and a metaphorical arch for the viewer to pass beneath.
This builds on previous representations of rainbows by Duxbury. The text refers to the double rainbow in the manner of artist Hamish Fulton, using the words for the rainbow's colours to represent the rainbow itself. In Bridge the doubling of text in two languages builds on this idea, representing both a link between two countries and two cultures. In Bridge the photographic representation of a rainbow, separated into two parts, alludes to the elusive ends of the rainbow that can never be reached and exist only in the mind of the observer - the ends of the rainbow come together in the imagination.
In this work Duxbury extends her research into the phenomena of the sky and its atmosphere as both internal and external forces. Other artists in the exhibition were: Ursula Bolch, Marian Crawford, Ruth Johnstone, Alice Leeb, Claudia-Maria Luenig, Maggie McCormick, Tony Scott, Clayton Tremlett and Elisabeth Weissensteiner."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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