David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton

Magic Mountain

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    Magic Mountain (Edward), Magic Mountain (Jack), (installation view), 2008, sculpture.

    Mirrors, papier-mâché, wood, metal, paint, polymer clay, LEDs, glue.


    Magic Mountain (Edward) and Magic Mountain (Jack) are two sculptural works that utilise the perpetual gallery: a pre-cinematic ‘parlor trick’ that uses the simple positioning of four mirrors in a square to create the illusion of an infinite space. Each work has as its exterior form a grey mountain elevated on a high table. Within each mountain exists a different landscape, in Edward: an infinite extension of the suburban streets in which the Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands (1990) is set, and in Jack, the impossible maze from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).

Mystery Hill, 2011, kinetic sculpture.