camouflage 3, 2000

fiberglass resin, aluminum, steel, motor, sensor, fabric, control box

dimensions variable

mechanical design: Colin Harry

camouflage 3 hinges on the hybrid object - the centerpoint of this exhibition is a fiberglass human form clothed in a translucent material that tightly wraps the body then falls like a gown to the floor. Out of the torso rises the neck – a purely mechanical apparatus fabricated out of successive elliptical metal rings and rods. When the viewer approaches the work, the neck slowly begins to extend upwards. Upon reaching its maximum height, a pause, then a trail of smoke. Given the magnitude of the gesture and the imposing nature of the extenuated neck, this small explosion is fairly anticlimactic and ridiculous. 

Exhibition History

2014   relay. Rodman Hall Art Centre,Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario 
2011    Don’t Lie to Me. Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec
2008    useless beauty. Nuit Blanche, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario
2002    autobody. Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec
2000    camouflage 3. The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario