The Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam is currently hosting Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch’s exhibition Short Big Drama. It is open until April 9th 2012.
Angela Bulloch, Betaville 1994; Bench activated drawing machine, ink, metal rails and electronic motor machine: 315 × 340 cm, drawing: 315 × 340 cm, bench: 45 × 144 × 46 cm; Unique (AB 233); Photo: © Frederick Nilson; Installation view at Nach Weimar, Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, Weimar, June 24 – July 28, 1996.
There is more than meets the eye to Angela Bulloch’s (b. 1966, Canada) work. Bulloch, a Berlin-based sculptor, installation and sound artist plays with the illusion of simplicity; a practice which highlights the theatricality of her work.
Angela Bulloch, Cosa Nostra, 2011, Wall painting, dimensions variable. Photo: © Carsten Eisfeld, Installation view at Information, Manifesto, Rules And Other Leaks…, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, April 29 – August 29, 2011; (solo exhibition). Courtesy the artist & Esther Schipper.
Focusing on three types of works – namely her monumental wall paintings, colorful pixel installations and interactive drawing machines – SHORT BIG DRAMA presents a selection of existing works together with specially commissioned new pieces.
Angela Bulloch, Disco Floor_Bootleg: 16, 2002 16 plastic DMX-modules, Sound Equipment, bootleg sound track, base, DMX controller, Waxed birchwood, printed aluminium panel, white glass, diffusion foil, assorted black cables, RGB-lighting system; Duration: 8:02 min. looped; Courtesy of the artist & Genevieve Pesson-Barjou, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain.
In her work, Bulloch adopts an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating references from a wide array of sources, including history, film and music. In her wall paintings, specific references to artistic, political or social groups are deconstructed and graphically assembled.
Angela Bulloch, Gang Of Four Blue: Print No. 11, 2004; 4 DMX, 1 black box module, 1photographic print on transparent plastic, diffusion foil, 2 sheets of glass, frame. Print is from a series of 16 unique prints. 101,4 × 101,4 × 50,7 cm and 50,7 × 50,7 cm (AB 583) Courtesy of the artist & Collection Carlos Vallejo
Curated by Amira Gad & Nicolaus Schafhausen, the exhibition is accompanied by a publication: Source Book 10: Angela Bulloch,In addition to visual documentation of the exhibition, this publication includes writings by Nav Haq and John Miller. Source Book 10: Angela Bulloch is the 10th and final publication of Witte de With Publishers’ Source Book series.
Angela Bulloch, Feeling, Exploring and Describing a Fragrance, 2011 Courtesy the artist & Esther Schipper.
Image source/further information can be found at: www.wdw.nl