I’m exhibiting at the Tate!
We’ve just returned from staying with my good friends Helena and Raymond Turvey in Cornwall. I’ve known the two of them since our Art School teenage years in London and a few days away from Suffolk, as much as we love it, was a refreshing break.
After visiting the ‘Eden Project’ and checking out the local terrain, we were introduced to the St Ives ‘Tate Modern’, with the most impressive work being this extraordinary conceptual piece by Slovakian artist Roman Ondak. The participatory/performance piece ‘Measuring the Universe 2007′ (above) grows over the course of the exhibition, emerging from an empty white gallery space. Each visitor is asked to stand against the wall, their height is measured, marked, named and dated using a black pen. These marks then build to form a dense black band running entirely around the walls with every visitor leaving a physical trace on the show.
Stunning in it’s simplicity and a great finale to the few days away from Beccles, completed with my first Tate exhibition!
by Roland Blunk (iPhone pic)