Note to all Isiiad Readers!
I’m in love with installations. This one is intriguing. There are two huge mounds of beautifully coloured glass arranged on the floor. Each one invites you to (carefully) walk around it’s entirety and see every nook and cranny of it. Then there’s an enormous painting utilizing the corner of the space, which echos the colour and movement of the glass. It’s too beautiful for words. Seeing it will add a whole new dimension to your day.
While you’re there whip in to Heide II and take in the concrete poetry. For the uninitiated, Wikipedia explains it like this,
Concrete poetry or Size poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on.
It’s the cleverest of clever use of words in art. I was trying to write this as a concrete poem but after several abortive efforts I decided to leave it to the experts. Heide boasts arguably the best collection of Australian concrete poetry in the world. The work of Sweeney Reed is of course featured.