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Rhythms of Construction 1 - 3 "Construction/Thought/Optimism

Victor Meetens

Victor Meetens,Rhythms of Construction 1 - 3, 1994, bronze. Photo Sam Roberts.

The three elements of Victor Meertens piece Rhythms of Construction 1-3 (Construction/Thought/Optimism) are a reproduction in bronze of a model made up of galvanised steel. They take on a rough and inflexible appearance of the material and yet the bronze material gives importance to their existence. Each piece has some human connection- they appear human like- but are still true to their ‘steel like’ materiality. The fact that many figures are made in bronze and that Adelaide has quite a history of bronze statues and monuments indicates that Meertens was interested in monuments. The material blends into the surrounding environment, while suggesting the tenuous existence of humans in this environment.

Riverside Centre, North Terrace

Year Produced
1994

Materials
Bronze

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