29 Oct 2013

Gorman Art Centre and the streets of Canberra (Parliamentary Triangle)

Robert Ladislas Derr visited Canberra to complete another episode in Chance, his capital cities project. From Columbus, Ohio where he teaches at Ohio State University, Derr walks through the capital cities of the world guided by chance, by people who roll dice providing numbers that determine his path. Thus the people of the city determine the course while having no impact on the actual route. Attached to the mirror suit are four cameras that photograph 360 degree views of the city placing Robert and his performance at the centre of capital city pyschogeography with all its symbolic architecture and public art. In a sense he becomes a public art work that reflects the city he is working in.

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