Pol Bury 3069 White Dots on an Oval Background 1966

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Artist
Pol Bury 1922–2005
Title
3069 White Dots on an Oval Background
3069 Points blancs sur un fond oval
Date 1966
Medium Wood, nylon and motor
Dimensions Object: 673 x 1206 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1967
Reference
T00918
Not on display

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Bury was interested in what he called an ‘aesthetic of slowness’, creating mechanical constructions that were characterised by almost imperceptible movement. In this work, white dots move intermittently in front of a plain surface. Sudden twitches of movement are often caught on the periphery of the spectator’s vision, creating a sense of disorientation.

May 2003

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