• ArtistCeal Floyer
  • TitleProjection
  • Year of Origin1997
  • GenreInstallation
  • Technique and DimensionSlide projection, scale variable, 2/3 + 2 AP
  • Erwerbungsjahr2020
  • Erwerbung der StiftungYes
  • Donation by Dr. Christian Bauschke to the foundation of the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie

Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020, Foto: Tony Prikryl

Ceal Floyer often uses everyday objects, which she shows in a way that changes our awareness of our surroundings. In Projection, it initially appears as if a nail driven into the wall is illuminated by a projector, with the light field resembling that of a slide projection. Only on closer inspection, however, does one realize that the nail, which can be seen at a height where one would expect to see it on the wall, is itself the actual object of the projection. With this work, which was shown in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003, Floyer alludes to the dematerialization of an art object, the material impression of video and painting blurring. Projection seems to be everything in one.