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Graham Gussin: Ghost

Graham Gussin: Ghost

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Edition of 50

Each disc started life as a single copy of The Cambridge Atlas of the Stars.  By pulping the atlas and recasting it, the information contained within the original book was rendered invisible.

The title Ghost came from thinking about this process. The material was compressed and abstracted leaving a ghost presence or a souvenir black hole, a blank of the atlas.

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About the Edition

Each disc started life as a single copy of The Cambridge Atlas of the Stars.  By pulping the atlas and recasting it, the information contained within the original book was rendered invisible.

The title Ghost came from thinking about this process. The material was compressed and abstracted leaving a ghost presence or a souvenir black hole, a blank of the atlas.

Because of the processes involved in making each piece, each one will be slightly different, the surface of each having minute yet unique detail. Ghost is 20cm in diameter, it is wall-mounted and made to be placed at least 7ft from floor level.

The process of turning a map of the infinite reaches of space into a single block of material (an object) is what fascinated me. The light blue/ grey disc can be read as a plaque, something used to designate or label space or, more pictorially, a planet-like object. It hovers above our heads on the edge of visibility.

Additional Information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 19.5 x 2.8 x 19.5 cm
Edition Size

50

Materials

The Cambridge Atlas of the Stars, pulped paper disc

Date

1998

Graham Gussin works with a wide range of media including text, films and drawings.

He has had recent solo shows at Marlborough Contemporary, London (2014); New Arts Centre, Salisbury (2012), Art House Foundation, London (2011), Galerie de Arte Cinematica, Vila do Conde, Portugal (2008), Pedro Cera Gallery, Lisbon (2007) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2006).

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see www.grahamgussin.co.uk