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Anthony Howell

(England 1945 – )

The tower

Location
Not on display
Further information

"The Tower" is a performance which consists of raising an edifice in a space with a ceiling of great height. This edifice is constructed out of tables. Construction and deconstruction of this tower is an arduous performance; and deconstruction follows construction on consecutive days during an exhibition.

Performance 25 January - 1 February 1984 at the AGNSW in association with Sydney College of the Arts. Sponsored by the Bushells Trust.

Draughted drawings by Dilys Bidewell. Photographs, connection system and tackle design by Peter Rasmussen.

Year
1984
Media
Drawing, Photograph
Medium
boxed portfolio of 8 draughted drawings, 8 gelatin silver photographs, selenium toned and one title page
Dimensions
a - Title page; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet
b - The Tower (Axonometric sketch); 59.5 x 42.1 cm; sheet
c - Nine levels; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet
d - Ground plan; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet
e - Lower level overlays; 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet
f - Upper level overlays; 59.4 x 42.1 cm; sheet
g - Upper chute perspective; 59.5 x 42.1 cm; sheet
h - Pivot details (details 1-3); 59.4 x 42.1 cm; sheet
i - Pivot details (details 4-5); 59.4 x 42 cm; sheet
j - Two tables (set 1); 38.5 x 26.1 cm; each image
j - Two tables (set 1); 42.2 x 59.4 cm; sheet
k - Two tables (set 2); 38.5 x 26.2 cm; each image
k - Two tables (set 2); 42.2 x 59.4 cm; sheet
l - Two tables (set 3); 38.5 x 26.2 cm; each image
l - Two tables (set 3); 42.2 x 59.4 cm; sheet
m - Suspended table; 29.5 x 26.1 cm; each image
m - Suspended table; 42 x 59.4 cm; sheet
n - The chute; 38.6 x 53.8 cm; image
n - The chute; 42.1 x 59.3 cm; sheet
o - four wires; 38.6 x 54 cm; image
o - four wires; 42.1 x 59.4 cm; sheet
p - Three clamps; 53.9 x 38.5 cm; image
p - Three clamps; 59.3 x 42.1 cm; sheet
q - Turn buckles; 53.8 x 38.5 cm; image
q - Turn buckles; 59.3 x 42.1 cm; sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. verso [nos. a-i] and c. verso [nos. j-q], pencil "Howell/ March '84".

Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
279.1984.a-q
Copyright
© Anthony Howell Photograph: Peter Rasmussen