PARAMETERS HEAD: A LA RONDE
Immersive and ambitious, Sally Smart's environmental installation Parameters Head: A La Ronde was popular with gallery visitors and with students of visual art, and architecture and design, who used the exhibition as an opportunity to explore concepts of space and texture. Smart's installation was like a web or net thrown over the EAF gallery space, its loosely gridded terrain hosting a range of architectural, organic and otherworldly forms. Evoking ghostly and gothic scenarios, the work was dreamlike in effect. Smart's configuration of the gallery space was disorienting too, any sense of direction was foiled by the spiral-like movement of images and forms around the walls. Relating to the architecture of a strange 16-sided 17th-century English house 'A La Ronde', this installation was also cinematic in its scale, and in its suggestion of projected, flickering, superimposed imagery.
With the assistance of the artist a 28 page catalogue was produced. It included specially created images by the artist, and texts by Chris Chapman, Hugh Meller, Marcus Baumgart.
above: documentation from the exhibition
'PARAMETERS HEAD: A LA RONDE'
image: Sally Smart
by Alan Cruickshank
EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2000