Almost Knowing

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Title

Almost Knowing

Creator

Scott Shell

Description

Wax, electronic motors, debris, wood beads, lamp, and copper piping,

Date Created

2010

Description

Wax, electronic motors, debris, wood beads, lamp, and copper piping

Dimensions

Varient

Type of Work

Mixed media

Artist Statement

The installation is an investigation of placing oneself within a symbiotic structure of systems that when functioning tougher, create a structure to network information from one organism to another. The wax leg, firmly planted in a stationary position, is one of the central pieces that explores and perpetrates the limits of knowledge. The copper piping, which extends itself from the leg ending with a small wheel, rotates in a circular motion as it hoards the debris of past ideas. However, rather then providing concrete solutions of symbiotic support, the work, like the test of the components of the installation, prevents itself from gaining new understandings and questions the needs of humans and relationships of exchange.

Catalogue #

2010.003.001

Rights

Scott Shell

Citation

Scott Shell, “Almost Knowing,” S'eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, accessed October 20, 2018, http://sag-ufv.ca/items/show/307.