New York City, USA: Tracy Williams, Ltd., 2013
Left: 1 1/8 x 3 inches diameter; center: 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches diameter; right: 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches diameter
Edition of 35 with 15 APs
"Insomnia is the first small-scale sculpture edition by Simryn Gill, who works between Sydney, Australia and Port Dickson, Malaysia. Opaque leaded glass replicates three metal gears originally used in the machinery of Tata trucks. Insomnia directly relates to Gill's work Throwback, shown at documenta 12 in 2007 and which also references Tata truck parts, and certainly recalls Naught, currently in the Australian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Tata trucks, often produced in India, are used in Malaysia for shipping and transport. In this increasingly global society with collapsing time zones, a certain degree of sleeplessness and omnipresence is demanded. The passage of time and its effects are manifested in the glass gears, which evoke sea glass-ravaged by sand, sea, and ultimately-time. The three glass gears come packed in a small wooden crate with shredded Kraft paper, replicating, in a manner, machine part manufacturing."
- publisher's blurb
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