Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sydney Lancasters "Boundary|Time|Surface"

This Sunday in Green Point Artist in residence Sydney Lancaster will be constructing her insulation  "Boundary|Time|Surface." Sydney's piece will 
                "explore the arbitrary nature of the geological boundary at Green Point, in Gros Morne National   
                 Park. This work draws attention to our inclination to create arbitrary divisions, as tools to define, 
                 manage, and understand expanses of space and time"
Sydney explained her process in the following steps...

1. John and I will be onsite at Green Point by 9 am, latest, to get set up; high tide is at 8 am, so we will be able to access the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary strata and that bit of beach by then.

1a. Volunteers will arrive at 9:30, and we'll do a short briefing.

2. We will be setting up two cameras onsite: one on the grassy cliff above (for video), and one on the shore (for time lapse stills) . There will be a two more cameras available for stills and video from various locations as well.

3. Construction will begin at 10 am; we need to have the sculpture completed about an hour after the tide turns (should be about 3 pm, since low tide is 2:05pm)

4. We will stay on the rocks and continue with the documentation until the tide comes back in and the sculpture is toppled. (high tide in the evening is about 9 pm). Folks are welcome to stay onsite with us if they like! 
 For more information check out Sydney's blog at 

1 comment:

  1. It was a great day! Thanks to everyone that helped us, and to all the folks who stopped by to have a look!