Will Is Was

Will Is Was

Location:
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Skelton, Carl
Text author(s): 
Skelton, Carl
Installation year: 
2002
Remarks on location: 

The projection used the plaza side of the old building (AGH) as a screen

Description: 

Will Is Was was an outdoor projection/installation at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The spherical object in the foreground was a modified lamppost containing a still image projector, which used the plaza side of the old building as a screen from dusk to dawn.

Text of the artwork: 

We had to start somewhere

History: 
Art exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, summer 2002. (Commissioner: Shirley Madill).
Note(s): 

Will Is Was was an outdoor projection/installation at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in the summer of 2002. The spherical object in the foreground was a modified lamppost containing a still image projector, which used the plaza side of the old building as a screen from dusk to dawn. Every few days, the image would be changed manually; over the course of the entire summer, the images added up to the story of a tragic accident: confused by the appearance of the place, and by an alien pilot had crash-landed on the roof, where it was being held down by the museum's unusually powerful time-distortion effect.

Document(s): 

Will Is Was

Skelton, Carl (2003).  Will Is Was. C Magazine. no. 77 (Spring) , p. 2-3

Carl Skelton : Will Is Was

Hunter, Andrew, Thomas McEvilley, Jessica Wyman (2002).  Carl Skelton : Will Is Was. Hamilton : Art Gallery of Hamilton