a circle
2 ways.

2 sculptors.
2 decades.

Turning the Place Over - Richard Wilson, 2007 from Liverpool Biennial on Vimeo.


1. gordon matta clark, antwerp.
An empty five-story office building in Antwerp was used for the project. Matta-Clark made two circular cuts which started inside the building, and went out through the roof. The two cuts took the shape of intertwining circles, inspired by the accidental rings left by teacups on paper. In an interview, Matta-Clark described the work: "Where these circles crossed, a peculiar, almost row-boat shaped hole resulted and was mutated from floor to floor as structural beams and available floor space dictated."

2. richard wilson, liverpool. (via today and tomorrow blog,) and lou.
"Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours. "