Connor Dupre mit »the apprentice pillar« review 07.02.2010
Deep in the valleys of the scottish midlothians stands rosslyn chapel, a unique object in the architectural world. It was a mojor center for the crusading knights templar, and many believe it still holds their lost treasures. Could the mummified head of Jesus Christ, or the true holy grail lie in the vaults below?
In the center of the church stands the apprentices pillar, a double helix in stone, a magnificent collumn. Legend tells that the master mason went on a journey to obtain designs for the complex peice, but when he returned the apprentice had already completed the column. In a jealous rage, the master struck the apprenti- ce dead with a hammer.
My proposal is to populate the dixieland gallery with a forest of pillars, made from dickmanns, mini dickmans and flower pots. I have been thinking about when the creative process becomes traumaticly exessive, when it cannot be forced to fit the established order, and we are compelled to flush it away.