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The future in every direction

synthetic polymer paint on transparent synthetic polymer resin
71.8 × 223.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of the Joan Clemenger Endowment, Governor, 2000
Gallery location
Gallery 17
Level 3, NGV Australia
Julia Gorman refers to this work as a wall drawing, even though on first inspection it may seem to have more affinities with painting. While The future in every direction almost has the dimensionality of an object, the wall-based installation is created by attaching adhesive vinyl directly to the walls of the exhibition space and by combining the readymade colour of the vinyl with paint. The work’s range of shapes, configurations and colours brings to mind advertising and the graphic design of sportswear, while the feedback loop of the composition references electrical circuitry and information technology.