Gabriel Orozco

Parachute in Iceland (South)
1996

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Date
1996

Classification
Photographs

Medium
Silver dye bleach print (Ilfochrome)

Dimensions
Sheet: 15 15/16 × 20in. (40.5 × 50.8 cm) Image: 12 3/8 × 18 5/8in. (31.4 × 47.3 cm)

Accession number
97.36

Edition
5/5

Credit line
Purchase, with funds from Michael Ward Stout

Rights and reproductions
© 1996 Gabriel Orozco

In 1996, Gabriel Orozco traveled to Iceland to make a site-specific work for a two-person exhibition with artist Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik. Using a parachute that he brought to Iceland from New York City, Orozco composed a group of photographs shot from each of the four cardinal points—north, south, east, and west—including Parachute in Iceland (South). To make the photographs, he secured the parachute at one end so that it hovered in the wind, just above the black volcanic terrain. Here, an object that we are accustomed to seeing against the backdrop of the sky instead dominates an expanse of Icelandic land, casting an attenuated shadow on the ground while also appearing to connect to a plume of clouds overhead.    




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