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MOMENTUM BERLIN presents ANDREW ROGERS

26 Aug 2011 – 23 Oct 2011

M O M E N T U M / Berlin

Berlin, Germany

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TIME AND SPACE: DRAWING ON THE EARTH

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Time and Space: Drawing on the Earth showcases photographs and televised documentation of the monumental land art projects of Australian sculptor Andrew Rogers. All together entitled the Rhythms of Life, this body of work encompasses the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, forming a chain of 47 massive stone sculptures, or Geoglyphs, around the globe. The project has involved over 6,700 people across seven continents and 13 countries, as diverse as: Turkey, Israel, Chile, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Iceland, China, India, Nepal, Slovakia, USA, Kenya, and Antarctica. Andrew Rogers employs local cultural historical references, materials, and building methods in constructing his Geoglyphs that are made on a scale that can be seen from space. He also intends them to endure in their environments for hundreds of years. Rogers' sculptural practice is ultimately durational, from the length of time it takes to realise each project (upwards of 20 years in some cases), to the time they will leave their mark upon the surface of the earth, to the time it takes to view and experience structures on this scale. Using documentation of this vast global undertaking. à‚ Time and Space: Drawing on the Earth interrogates what we mean by time-based practice. As a platform for time-based art, MOMENTUM is showcasing this body of work in order to ask the question: What is time based art? How do we as an institution, and arts professionals more broadly, define time-based practice? Do we privilege the medium, or the viewer and the durational experience of watching a work unfold across time? Or does time-based practice encompass the means and process of the creation of an artwork?

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