American artist Roni Horn presents a new glass sculpture at Hauser & Wirth
Zürich. Shown alongside her photographic series Untitled (Weather), this exhibition showcases the artists sculptural and photographic explorations into the effect of multiplicity on perception and memory.
Entitled Untitled (Consider incompleteness as a verb.), which references a passage from Canadian poet Anne Carsons book Plainwater, Horns new sculpture is composed of two large glass cubes, which are matte on the sides with a smooth, glossed surface, resembling freshly cut blocks of ice. The cubes are made from a two-colour glass which reflect their surroundings. Each piece is a subtly different shade of blue and, depending on the type of light in the gallery, the time of day, and the weather outside, these shades shift from violet to lavender to aquamarine.
Horns photographic work, Untitled (Weather), is being displayed across from the new glass sculpture. Untitled (Weather) is a series related to Horns You are the Weather, Part 2 (2010 2011), the second part of a key work in Horns oeuvre, You are the Weather (1994 1996). Untitled (Weather) consists of groups of photographs of a woman, bathing in the hot springs and pools in Iceland.
Like the varying hues of the glass work, in each photograph, the womans facial expressions shift and change subtly, reflecting the weather conditions around her.
I dont think of the object, the material thing or what is produced as the endpoint of a work. The aspiration is always the experience, which means the audience, the individual, is integral to the value of the work.