Circadiun (Loop System 3)

Artist: Conrad Shawcross
sculpture | 2004

Conrad Shawcross sculpts nervous systems and exoskeletons into complex anatomical studies and instruments devised to comprehend the infinite. Responding to an interest in science and rational systems, Shawcross creates multi-faceted machines that deny function while being conscious of the complexity and dimensions of time. Circadiun (Loop System 3) (2004) is a floor sculpture made from one continuous spiral of wood that perpetually turns onto itself. From a distance, it appears stationary, but, as the viewer approaches the work, s/he realises that is it moving through itself. As a skeletal structure, there is no coherent interior or exterior, top or bottom, middle or end, challenging what appears to hold some function against the notion of time.


Manifesta 5 | 2004.06.11 - 2004.09.30 | Arteleku(San Sebastián, Spain) | Casa Ciriza(San Sebastián, Spain) | Koldo Mitxelena(San Sebastián, Spain) | Kubo Kutxa Kursaal | Museo San Telmo(San Sebastián, Spain) | Ondartxo(San Sebastián, Spain) | San Sebastián | Soto del Aquarium(San Sebastián, Spain)