Sentry (Kit Carson, Colorado), 2009
Realtime 3D projection, 4.5m x 6m
'Sentry (Kit Carson, Colorado) 2009' depicts a brilliant
red oil derrick stooping repetitively to the earth to draw
oil to the surface.
'Sentry' is the brand name of the pump, clearly visible
on a large badge on the arm of the machine. The work
is designed to function within a temporal space
identical to our own – that is to say, the scene
progresses through an ongoing chronology and
constantly changing play of light that runs, accurately,
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This work will be shown at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice,
as part of Infinitum, the final part of a trilogy of
exhibitions mounted by Axel Vervoordt which began in
2007 with Artempo: When Time Becomes Art.
Production: Werner Poetzelberger. Modelling: Daniel
Fellsner. Programming: Helmut Bressler. Presentation
design / Corian fabrication: Jakob Illera / Inseq, Vienna.