"This work has to do with (plays on) the reductionist premises of minimalist sculpture. The title refers to the Constructivist roots of minimalism and also a sort of naming convention, (Naum Gabo for example), as well as the fact that instead of the object, or post facto evidence of it's construction, the process of making the object is presented. The changes in the sound of the repetitive hammer blows betray some emotion (expression of impatience/boredom perhaps?)"
Video recorded at the Auckland Art Gallery (1975-76).
The cube in the video was later used by Nicol in the video Getting to Know You (1977).
Using subtle sleight of hand Nicol attempts to animate a face and a memory into life.
European and South Pacific choral music accompanies a sculpted image of a mother and child.
An absurdist performance piece for shotgun, duck and bandage that continues the artists interest in signs and signals of representation.
“A play on the expectation of art somehow being a mind—expanding activity.” - Gray Nicol