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Continuous Moment

Damiano Bertoli 

Damiano Bertoli, Continuous Moment, 2003.

6 June -
28 June 2003

200 Gertrude Street

200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Catalogue text by Zara Stanhope

Damiano Bertoli’s sculptural installation Continuous Moment was composed as a three-dimensional reconstruction of Caspar David Friedrich’s painting Das Eismeer (The Sea of Ice) of 1823-4. Known primarily to scholars of German romance culture and students of art history, Friedrich’s painting of a shattered, uplifted ice flow dwarfing and entrapping a wrecked sailing ship, deceptively suggested the reportage of a historical event. "Continuous Moment suggested a simultaneous engagement with diverse cultural and historical moments. Through the language of sculptural form, Bertoli’s awe-inspiring assemblage reworked the Romantic landscape tradition, with reference to the contemporary context of Minimal art, and the accumulation of discarded material found on suburban building sites."


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