Kapoor was one of four artists commissioned in 1998 to make a ‘TV Sculpture’ for the British television Channel 4. The concept behind the commission was to use the television set as a sculpture. Kapoor’s contribution, a seven-minute broadcast entitled Wounds and Absent Objects, evolved from experimentation with post-production digital TV equipment. Via electronic matting devices, the artist made an electronic impulse morph into pulsating vividly coloured forms.
The portfolio was printed and proofed by Adam Lowe and Adrian Lack at the Senencio Press and Permaprint in London, and published in an edition of 12.
In Print Contemporary Art from the Paragon Press, The British Council 2001 Text © Patrick Elliott
Contemporary Art in Print, Booth Clibborn Editions, London 2001. Texts by Jeremy Lewison and Patrick Elliott, foreword by Charles Booth-Clibborn
- Accession Number P7073
- Dimensions 44.6 X 53 CM
- Media PIGMENT TRANSFER PRINT
Existing or coming into being at the same period; of today or of the present. The term that designates art being made today.
All copies of a book, print, portfolio, sculpture, etc., issued or produced at one time or from a single set of type. Printed works can be made in an edition of between one and many thousands of copies. With most printing techniques the plate or screen will become worn if very many prints are made, so to maintain quality (and exclusivity) editions of original prints are usually kept below one hundred copies and normally average between thirty and fifty copies. Prints made up of several different plates can be extremely complicated and time-consuming to edition, so in these cases editions are kept low for practical reasons. Sculptural editions are a set of cast sculptures taken from the same mould or master. These editions are usually much lower, consisting of no more than six casts. Though each cast in an edition might have a lower value than a unique piece, it may be a more effective way of offsetting costs of an expensive process such as bronze casting.
A set of pictures (as drawings, photographs or prints) either bound in book form or loose in a folder. These can be by the same artist or individual works by a selection of artists. The term also refers to the folder which holds the set.
A three-dimensional work of art. Such works may be carved, modelled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, relief, and made in a huge variety of media. Contemporary practice also includes live elements, as in Gilbert & George 'Living Sculpture' as well as broadcast work, radio or sound sculpture.