images © Gail Hastings 2020 (unless otherwise specified)
Measuring the missing 2013 first appeared in Sydney Contemporary 13 at the The Commercial (cur. Amanda Rowell), Sydney, in 2013. Measuring the missing is a standalone artwork. The artwork's medium includes watercolour and lead pencil on cotton and paper, and the magazine Vault #4, and comprises of three components measuring, overall, 87.8 x 31.2 + 'x' (where x is the distance between the bag and the missing centre) x 5.4 cm.
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ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MEASURING THE MISSING
We were measuring the light well when a stranger walked past with a Vault magazine in a bag missing its centre.
Unseen by the stranger, the missing centre hung on the wall as a painting. Astonished, we tried to measure the coincidence, but it passed too quickly.
- a stranger’s path
- a stranger’s stares
- a stranger’s stairs
- light well
- missing centre
- on wall
- ‘x’ mm
- a stranger’s entry
- a stranger’s exit