Wall/Floor Projection (1)

Wall/Floor Projection (1)

Ceal Floyer, 1968
Work Locations: Berlin
single-channel video
single-channel video installation
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum

(c) Ceal Floyer
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

duration: 36.5 in, 92.71 cm
Example 1/3
Modern and Contemporary Art
Modern and Contemporary Art

Floyer alludes to classical conceptual and minimal art yet uses everyday, crass, banal objects.  By inserting such unassuming objects as water buckets into the sanitized space of the museum or gallery, she prompts her audiences to find the metaphorical and the profound in the unexpressive and blunt.  While aesthetically numb, her art compels the audience to patiently scrutinize her instillation as they slowly and methodically evolve.  Thus in a society obsessed with speed, Floyer demands viewers to quietly contemplate objects that lack the acceleration and dynamism of contemporary popular culture.  Through these meditative yet often humorous pieces, she manages to de-mystify art's pretensions and its illusionism.

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