The distance of doubt

GH made The distance of doubt in 2014 and included the artwork in Missing: four sculptuations by Gail Hastings at the iBooks, 51 Countries, in 2014. The distance of doubt is one of four in the limited edition Missing: Four sculptuations. The artwork's medium includes Watercolour and lead pencil on paper, and comprises of eight components measuring, overall, 55 x 428.8 x 1.85 cm.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DOUBT IN ART
‘What’s the point of that’, exclaims one of four friends gathered in front of a framed watercolour floor plan that depicts only half the room they are in. Comforted by the unity of communal indignation, the others eagerly launch into their favourite topic: their card-carrying doubt of contemporary art.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DOUBT IN ART
At last, the tea tray arrives. The friends sit back with a cup in hand to allow, with each sip, their troubles to ebb and their being to revive—when a silent realignment transpires. For with eyes wide as though previously blind, they now see the floor plan’s other half: so deep, before, was their doubt without cause.

[flootplan details]

  • watercolour floor plan of half the room
  • chairs
  • table
  • Missing book
  • rug
  • entrance
  • stairs
  • stares
  • Did you see the Missing book on the table?
  • Yes. Inside, I’m told, there’s an encyclopaedia of doubt in art worth reading.
  • I doubt it.
  • I doubt it too.
  • floor plan of the other half of the room
  • tea tray
  • exit 

 

 

Missing

Four Sculptuations by Gail Hastings

Foreword: Richard Shiff; Artworks: Gail Hastings; Afterword: Amanda Rowell. Includes sculptuations: ‘Corner Caretakers’, 2014; ‘The Distance of Doubt’, 2014; ‘Space of a Five Page Plot’, 2014; and ‘Missing’, 2014.

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Released: 26 April 2014
Price: $14.99 AUD
Available at: Apple iBooks Store
Bibliography
Judith Blackall, ‘Gail Hastings: Sculptuations’, in Michael Fitzgerald (ed.), Art Monthly Australia, issue 272, 2014, pp.40–3.
Annabel Crabb, Review, 2014, http://gailhastings.com.au/book/missing/, accessed 23 October 2016.
Isobel Parker Philip, ‘The pure potential of a page’, The Art Life, 2014, http://theartlife.com.au/2014/the-pure-potential-of-a-page/.
Amanda Rowell, ‘Afterword’, Missing: Four Sculptuations by Gail Hasting, Pigment Publisher, Sydney 2014, pp.xiv-xivi.
Richard Shiff, ‘Foreword’, Missing: Four Sculptuations by Gail Hasting, Pigment Publisher, Sydney 2014, pp.v-vi.
Chloé Wolifson, Gail Hastings – Exhibition: To Do’, in Deborah Stone (ed.), Visual Arts Hub: Reviews, 2014, http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/reviews/visual-arts/exhibition-to-do-243240, accessed 23 September 2016.