Secret Visibility

acetate discs, nylon threads; fans on timers

Discs hand-cut from acetate are attached to the gallery’s walls in an undulating mass. Household fans placed overhead turn on and off at different intervals, causing the discs to flicker and reflect whatever light passes into the unlit room from two passageways. The discs never move all at the same time and in some parts of the room are not visible when still.

Some day soon you’ll stop searching for meaning, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal, Canada (2002); technical assistance: Simon Nakonechny
Sense, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada (2004); curator: Catherine Crowston
photos: Paul Litherland & the artist