Juan MuñozThe Prompter 1988

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Artwork details

Artist
Juan Muñoz (1953‑2001)
Title
The Prompter
Le Souffler
Date 1988
MediumMetal stage with linoleum floor, papier-mâché dwarf, wooden prompt box and bronze drum
DimensionsOverall display dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist's estate 2008
Reference
T12797
Not on display

Summary

Designed to occupy a full corner of gallery space, the principal feature of The Prompter is a raised platform resembling a stage. At the stage’s edge, a miniature prompter’s box is occupied by the sculpted figure of a dwarf. Although the dwarf’s upper body and head are hidden within the box we assume the figure looks out onto the stage, which is empty except for an abandoned drum. Positioned towards the back of the stage, the drum is within the prompter’s fictive gaze. Linoleum flooring of a bold geometric design covers the stage, accentuating the optical effect of spatial recession.

Juan Muñoz showed The Prompter at P.S… (read more)

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