Œuvre d'art public

Contingent Matters

Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Raymond Boisjoly, Contingent Matters, 2011. @ Henri Robideau
Emplacement:
Library Square, Vancouver Public Library, 300 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Créateur(s) de l'œuvre: 
Boisjoly, Raymond
Text author(s): 
Boisjoly, Raymond
Année d'installation: 
2011
Description: 

Six bannières accrochées dans l’atrium de la bibliothèque. Le texte est de couleur tertiaire pour symboliser la connaissance comme un phénomène jamais neutre, alimentée par l’extérieur. La couleur des bannières est la même que celle des murs de la bibliothèque pour créer l'effet que le texte est inscrit directement sur les murs. 

Texte de l'oeuvre: 

With
memory
of all it
would
leave
undone

 

First
through
folly
and then
now by
error

 

Like a
hope
against
hope and
whatever
else

 

 

It was
now
there
again to
be made
real

 

Having
been
written
at some
prior
point

 

In the
face of
all it
could
have
become

Thème du texte: 
La connaissance
Thème de l’œuvre: 

Le caractère provisoire de la connaissance telle qu'il est exprimé par le langage.

History: 

Fait partie du projet Aperture projet. 

Dimensions:

Hauteur: 
6.09m
Largeur: 
3.05m
Note(s): 

L'artiste décrit son oeuvre «premised on the library’s role as a site of knowledge production. Though the activities of the library’s users are immensely varied and particular, this work imagines them as a shared curiosity directed towards a differently articulated future. The general concern of the text is the provisional character of knowledge as expressed through language…The texts use tertiary colours (red-orange, blue-green, etc.) to represent knowledge as a variegated phenomena coloured by things at a distance, always motivated and never neutral. The texts are placed against a background approximating the colour of the walls of Library Square to appear as if inscribed directly on the building’s surface.»

 

Source: http://app.vancouver.ca/PublicArt_net/ArtworkDetails.aspx?ArtworkID=527&Neighbourhood=&Ownership=&Program=

Propriétaire(s): 
Ville de Vancouver