anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
 
anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
aug 17, 2013

anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex

anish kapoor’s suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
all images courtesy of jupiter artland

 

 

 

juxtaposing the peaceful ambiance of the woodsy setting of jupiter artland in edinburgh, UK, a 17-foot, square cage surrounds a bottomless, whirling vortex evoking an uneasy feeling of displacement and fear. the installation ‘suck’ by anish kapoor captures an eerie allure, manipulating the natural atmosphere into something seemingly dark and disturbed. visitors to the land-art sculpture venue are invited to peer into the caged hole, the void only visible through heavy the iron bars, and its infinite depth provoking an unsettling sense of distress and anxiety of being pulled into the emptiness. ‘suck’ is characteristic of kapoor’s body of work, whose abstract structures and sculptures often bend the perception of space with their destabilizing scale and subject matter.

 

 

 anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
a detail of the bottomless vortex

 

 

anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
the caged structure in the middle of the space

 

 

anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
a jarring site for the forestscape

 

 

anish kapoor's suck at jupiter artland is a caged vortex
‘suck’ during a snowstorm

 

  • you can call it bottomless, but it’s not. “seemingly bottomless” would be more accurate. This is art, not magic.

    davin

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