illuminati (excerpt), video wall projection

Julie Reed Henderson, illuminati: why let space slip through the mind?, 2005 video wall projection, MacIntosh Gallery, Glasgow

Grock was a early 20th century European clown and a longstanding crowd favourite and celebrity. Here his delayed, over-exposed multiple image is viewed in parallax from a TV screen. Beyond his radiant or glowering performance face, Grock is an ambiguous, absent-presence in the brilliant light of humour, bathos and reflected spectacular artifice.