Monday, September 30, 2013

Kaldor's next project has its origins in the practice of measuring the heights of children against a door frame

The next Kaldor Public Art Project is Measuring the Universe by Slovakian artist Roman Ondak. The artwork begins as a plain white space and every visitor has their height measured and marked directly onto the wall in black marker, alongside their name, eventually creating a dense black band of names around the space.

"I think the beauty is in the simplicity and how he takes an idea that's been around for centuries and turns it into an artwork," says Kaldor, who admits to measuring the heights of his own children growing up.

The work, which has previously been staged at MOMA, will be staged in Parramatta Town Hall during next year's Sydney Festival.
Image: installation view of Roman Ondak's Measuring the Universe