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Assembly - Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.693 E 000° 04.234
31U E 296657 N 5708929
Quick Description: A sculpture by Peter Burke in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 12:51:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMBW47
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member caverspencer
Views: 1

Long Description:
Embedded in all of us is the ability to recognise and read the human figure from scant visual information. In this work Burke has sought to depict a collective human presence with a series of defined spaces. Sixteen partial body moulds have been arranged as if coming together with the tightest concentration of figures in the middle of the group

The material and forms draw on the artist's early involvement with engineering practice, and an appreciation of the aesthetic properties of functional engineering construction. The cast forms have been designed to be industrially produced and repeated to reflect the use of industrial production methods , and are bolted together using the convention for the joining of castings. Each figure is suggested by three out of the possible four assembled mould sections of a body cast, allowing the viewer visual entry and an opportunity to perceive it from the outside in, as if casting ones own body.

Assembly acknowledges that there is a tension between the reading of an image of the human form and the affect that the physicality of materials and process have on that understanding. The work was conceived as an assembly of persons, of parts, and spaces, which can finally be assembled by the viewer.

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Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Assembly

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Peter Burke

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Created 2001

Materials used: Steel.

Location: Royal Arsenal, Woolwich

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