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ROLU + Sit & Read

July 12, 2012

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(Some film photos taken with my Contax T2, as well as a few iPhone camera snaps)


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Back at the end of May, I stopped by my friend Kyle’s gallery/store Sit & Read to see new work from the incredible ROLU studio. I love most everything that they do, and this was no exception.

It’s called “SETTEE X THREE after SCOTT BURTON PHOTO (Private, Public, Secret)” – and it was installed at Sit & Read during ICFF weekend.

I was able to stop by on Sunday, just as Sammie and Claudette were revealing the concrete forms they had poured the day before, the “public” portion of the installation.  I’m sharing some photos of the process above.

Kyle was filming the entire thing and you should watch the excellent short video HERE.

Matt Olsen from ROLU explains the piece (courtesy of Sight Unseen, which has additional images of the piece):
SETTEE X THREE after Burton Photo (Private, Public, Secret) consists of three objects and a group of actions and documentations. Inspired by a story about the artist Richard Artschwager, who had an epiphany that ‘everything matters,’ we set out to create a project that addressed as many things at once as possible. Starting from an image of Scott Burton’s Settee photographed at the Dallas Museum of Art, we built our own version of the piece (top). Not from specs or diagrams, but by sight alone. We used everything in the photo as a tool for developing a sense of scale.

“The private version of our Settee sits inside the Brooklyn based gallery Sit and Read, and is available for sale in an edition of five. Outside the gallery, we then poured three forms taken from the Settee in concrete, on the street — the public version. This concrete pouring was staged as a kind of performance and the public was invited to insert small meaningful objects into the concrete, so that the friends and fans of Sit and Read and ROLU would, in a sense, be present in the piece while it lives there.

“The concrete version of the Settee will be jack-hammered apart at a later date, and the pieces of concrete will be presented on pedestals as sculpture. The secret version of the Settee will be installed in nature, in an undisclosed location. It will be photographed and then left to become whatever it will become.”

And ROLU’s blog is always a favorite. I’m constantly inspired by them.

3 Comments
  1. July 12, 2012 11:22 am

    This is brilliant!

  2. July 14, 2012 12:05 am

    Very, very interesting.

  3. July 14, 2012 3:05 am

    Love these shots, BF, such an interesting project and a refreshing new angle on chairs.

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