Nuclear Clock

  • Untitled (Clock), 2014
    Collection MCA Sydney
    Courtesy of Assembly New York

Two bodies of work are displayed in the same exhibition space. Set up at several points across the room are three-dimensional works from the FedEx series. They consist of cardboard boxes of the internationally known transportation company, and partially broken glass cases placed on top of each box. Upon closer inspection, one understands that the glass cases were built to fit exactly into the FedEx boxes, and as a matter of fact, the artist used the company's boxes and service to ship empty glass cases to museums and galleries around the world. Displayed on the wall is a series with the title "Travel Pictures." This is a set of photographs from 2006 of the closed and abandoned Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in former East Berlin. The artist carried the unprocessed photographic film through the baggage check at the airport, where it was exposed to X-rays. The results can be seen in this exhibition. These works inspire the viewer to think about the relationships between containers and things that are supposed to be carried in them, and between photographic film and the subjects that are supposed to be captured on it. Both of them show evidence and traces of having traveled around the world, while at once evoking the question how their meanings and values as works of art have been established through this very process of traveling.


  • Born 1971 in Perth, Australia
  • Based in Melbourne, Australia

Stuart Ringholt is an artist working across a diverse range of media including sculpture, collage, performance, workshops and public art. Exploring human psychology and emotions, his Laughter Workshops and Anger Workshops enable a release of love, fear, shame, forgiveness and loss for the participants. His sculpture, Untitled (Clock) (2014), presents time as compressed based on the premise of one day being comprised of eighteen hours. The second hand of the clock ticks with a nervous rhythm proposing an alternative calendared life of shorter days and nights but many more yesterdays. It asks: what are the myriad of biological and environmental consequences of planet Earth turning faster on its axis?

Selected Works & Awards

2016 Proposals to Surrender, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2015 Stuart Ringholt: Nudes, Signs, and a Contract (solo), Osmos Gallery, New York, USA
2012 dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
2011 3rd Singapore Biennale, Open House, Singapore
2008 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Revolutions – Forms That Turn, Sydney, Australia


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