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Gareth James

The Screw. Being so designed, moves its way spatially on the basis of an optical illusion. Like the Barber's Shop pole, where a circumferential movement, if perfectly steady, looks nothing like an impotent spinning around its axis (such as it is)
2005

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Date
2005

Classification
Installations

Medium
Plexiglass, two-way mirror plexiglass, paper, turntables, bubble wrap

Dimensions
Overall: 48 × 36 × 24in. (121.9 × 91.4 × 61 cm)

Accession number
P.2011.198

Credit line
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner

Rights and reproductions
© artist or artist’s estate



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