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Heavy Rotation

Heavy Video Still 2

Heavy Video Still3

Heavy Rotation Set 1

Heavier Rotation Contact Photo Print

Heavy Rotation

Unique Silver Gelatin Contact Prints

Edition of 40

Artist Frame, 24″ x 24″

Commissioned by the Walker Art Center

Heavy Rotation #6

Heavy Rotation #6

Graphite, Galkyd and Gamsol on Duralar,

Artist Frame, 32″ x 32″

Heavy Rotation #1

Heavy Rotation #1

Graphite, Galkyd and Gamsol on Duralar,

Artist Frame, 32″ x 32″

Heavy Rotation #5

Heavy Rotation #5

Graphite, Galkyd and Gamsol on Duralar,

Artist Frame, 32″ x 32″

Heavy Rotation Canvas #14

Heavy Rotation #14

Graphite, Galkyd and Gamsol on Canvas, 68″ x 113″

Chris Larson Artist - Heaviest Rotation - Bronze Casting

Heaviest Rotation

Bronze, 9.5″ x 11.5″

Heavy Rotation (Excerpt), Total Running Time 14:44

Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation (2011) deals with a theme that has recurred frequently through the history of art: the artist at work in the studio. Here, though, the studio is not simply the location of the artwork’s genesis; the artist uses the artwork itself to dissect the space—and ultimately destroy the site—of its own production. In the video, Larson uses a turntable apparatus to inscribe circles onto paper, eventually perforating it. He continues the action until he breaks through the floor, creating a disorienting passage into unexpected new spaces.

— Whitney Museum 2014

Mn Artists: In Heavy Rotation by Sheila Dickinson