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CONTINUOUS MOMENT

2003

DAMIANO BERTOLI

This publication is he catalogue of Damiano Bertoli's exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary in 2003.

Supported by Arts Victoria

Damiano Bertoli’s sculptural installation Continuous Moment was composed as a three-dimensional reconstruction of Caspar David Friedrich’s painting Das Eismeer (The Sea of Ice) of 1823-4. Known primarily to scholars of German romance culture and students of art history, Friedrich’s painting of a shattered, uplifted ice flow dwarfing and entrapping a wrecked sailing ship, deceptively suggested the reportage of a historical event. ¨Continuous Moment suggested a simultaneous engagement with diverse cultural and historical moments. Through the language of sculptural form, Bertoli’s awe-inspiring assemblage reworked the Romantic landscape tradition, with reference to the contemporary context of Minimal art, and the accumulation of discarded material found on suburban building sites."