"The artist draws a pencil line on the wall, then, along that line, he stretches a segment of wire and leaves it dangling from a small nail in the wall, or twisted between several nails. The pencil line, the wire and the shadow cast by the wire interact, they tend to fuse. The tone of the shadow also varies with the intensity of the light which falls upon it." Tuttle's Wire Pieces, constructed between 1971 and 1974, therefore flit about in a near-constant state of limited motion. Their materiality literally hangs together by a thread (although the thread is wire...), and they blur the line between illustration and sculpture.
Featuring essays by Tuttle, Germano Celant, Marcia Tucker and more.
- Softcover with dust jacket. French and English text.
- 104 pp., 49 b&w illustrations
- 11 x 8.75 inches
- 1987, Musee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux