Peter Robinson

Ritual and Formation

Ritual and Formation by Peter Robinson

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A collection of aluminium poles, uniform in height, are threaded with various sizes of black, white and grey felt circles. The felt configuration recalls barcodes and images of DNA assays. There is the sense that Ritual and Formation, 2013 contains a complex language and verification system that we must scan to understand. The process of searching for a familiar or recognisable element within a work like Ritual and Formation is an important aspect of the artwork. Robinson invites multiple readings by bringing his work ever so close to operating as language yet nonetheless retaining an uncompromising engagement with materiality.

Ritual and Formation
Production date
wool felt, aluminium rods
2600 x 9750 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2013
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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