GEOGRAPHY OF AN UNNAMED PLACE 1981
Nigel Hall (1943 – )
- 101 X 96 X 61 CM
- PAINTED ALUMINIUM
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The unnamed place referred to in this work, perhaps lacks a name because it is a little-known place; visited too infrequently to have established a recognisable identity. Perhaps it is still undiscovered, a world needed to balance an equation, waiting to make its appointed entrance. A mythic state? Or a state that borders our own world, a contiguous state. The entrance will be clear enough, like the entrance to a cave. We can see the cave as a dark feature of the landscape, a shadowy, if intangible reality of seemingly infinite depth. The world of imagination within the cave is defined by the rocks which frame it. Within and beyond prove irresistible. Light from a distant star arrives so late from another unknown place. Beyond the reach of knowing, or naming, ancient light. Within its shell, the sea snail fills and expands its home, while beyond, the oppressive ocean affects and modulates its growth. Energy from within and from without uniting to form the shell.
Aspects of British Art Today, The British Council and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, 1982