Null Object

NULL OBJECT: Gustav Metzger thinks about nothing

A Project by London Fieldworks

Friday 30 November 2012–Saturday 9 February 2013

Private View: Thursday 29 November, 6–8 pm

NULL OBJECT: Gustav Metzger thinks about nothing is a new artwork by London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson) with the participation of the acclaimed artist Gustav Metzger.

Null Object

At the centre of this new work, a computer-brain interface has been linked with industrial manufacturing technology to produce a sculptural object in Portland stone.

Using bespoke software, London Fieldworks produced 3D shape information from EEG readings of Metzger’s brainwaves as he attempted to think about nothing.

This data was translated into instructions for a manufacturing robot, which carved out the shapes from the interior of a block of stone to create a void space.

As well as the sculptural representation of Gustav Metzger thinking about nothing, exhibits will include a film of the carving of the stone as well as other documentation of the development and delivery of the work.


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