The Power Plant

Angela Bulloch

Angela Bulloch

Past Exhibition

Jun 23 – Sep 03 2006

Angela Bulloch 24 June - 4 September, 2006 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Curated by Reid Shier

Angela Bulloch’s practice first came to prominence in the 1990s with interactive sculptural work, including lamps that dimmed or brightened in the presence of a viewer and “drawing machines” that were triggered by a viewer’s touch, sound or movement. Employing relatively simple technology, Bulloch achieved effects that were both humorous and unsettling.

Since 2000, she has been creating increasingly ambitious installations based on the “pixel box,” an innovative sculptural unit that combines a minimalist cube with a programmable light system capable of almost seventeen million colour permutations. Arranged in stacks or rows, the boxes produce a sequence of changing colours and rhythms, creating space-altering environments that captivate viewers and are conceptually rigorous and incredibly beautiful.

Often programmed to duplicate scenes from emblematic films like Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up, and, more recently, designed to pulse in a variegated, open-ended fashion, these works explore the ways in which we perceive and interpret different types of information, whether related to art, cinema, music, or other forms of contemporary culture.

This is the first comprehensive presentation of Angela Bulloch’s work in Canada. Born in Rainy River, Ontario in 1966, and now based in London and Berlin, Angela Bulloch has exhibited extensively in Europe and internationally and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997.

6 pixel boxes and 2 video projections. Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich. Photo: Rafael Goldchain.

6 pixel boxes and 2 video projections. Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich. Photo: Rafael Goldchain.

16 pixel boxes, 1 black box and 1 photographic print. Courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Rafael Goldchain.

2 modified pixel boxes and 2 soundtracks. Courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Rafael Goldchain.

Mixed media and wall. Courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Rafael Goldchain.

16 pixel boxes, 1 black box and 1 photographic print. Courtesy Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Rafael Goldchain.

About the Artist


Angela Bulloch

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