Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Pix-Cell Elk at GOMA

Kohei Nawa's taxidermied elk was a highlight of the Asia Pacific Triennial held at GOMA in Brisbane, Queensland.

The elk is covered with crystal balls that simultaneously obscure and reveal the elk's surface.

The work stimulates thought about the pixelated nature of digital imagery and how we now mediate our reality through digitsed versions of the real.

The effect is enhanced by the placement of the sculpture in an all white room with even lighting.

This work was popular with the audience at GOMA on the day I visited APT6. Pix-Cell Elk appealed to the young, and the young at heart.

Photograph taken by Mrs. Matthews-Art Teacher

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