Title: Axis of Power
Artist: David Spriggs
Location: Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates
Exhibition: Sharjah Biennial 9
Date: 2009
Size: 640 x x 214 x 430 cm / 252 x 84 x 170 inches
Materials: Painted layered transparencies, metal framework

Axis of Power was exhibited at the Sharjah Biennial 9.  ‘Axis of Power’ renders visible the immaterial nature of power. Dwarfing the viewer on a scale as large as a cinema screen ‘Axis of Power’ forces us to navigate itself in order to explore the interplay between two and three-dimensions, and in doing so, situating us within its power-relationship. This white monochrome is neither an image nor an object but rather something in-between. Like a scientific specimen; the power of nature appears to have been captured, isolated and objectified within the confines of the architecture.

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