Yale Center for British Art
Bruce McLean, Born 1944, British

Façade Park (Diptych)
Screen print on 400gsm Somerset Satin white wove paper
Sheet: 29 × 35 inches (73.7 × 88.9 cm)
Lettered upper left to lower right: "Measured moments adjacent angles to the grand arena, a stand that | moves with the race, a wall of death, a south facing sliding stadium situ- | ation. From the south east facing north at specific angles measured min- | utes and calculated heights above sea level directly under a flight path | a huge stand whose shape is determined by the disposition and con- | figuration for today's purpose of fences walls partitions of various | heights - theatrical flats of colours - Munsel scale visual balance posture | precinct in Parasol park promenading along the side stroller come lake | length swim pool channel - we see - feel the energy from the sound wall | score board mark, park screen, Muybridge measured numbered numer- | ated nudist nudge zone. To the side and down we have a slope/play | place for serious and seminal slipping, sliding, strolling, skiing, sledg- | ing. At the bottom a track for sloping, loping and post-modern peram- | bulating, walk way works, pre-war walking, modernist stalking. The | drome dome syndrome sin drome, a sexarium multisex complex for the | under stimulated strollers, device den obsession centers, trans avant | garde and modern mock tudor free form gesture areas, community | gestures fine gesture etc. Situated deep in graph grove a center for | obsessive measurement, weight, speed, height, length, width, time, girth, | angle parallel to the promenade pergolated pose pool, energised from | the south wall digital display screen, measured, numerated, timed, per- | formance pod above the sky invisibly screened by thermal thermostatic | sexual sealing ceiling transparent roof sun black factor canopy - vari- | able, determined sun strength morning awning sunset blind, etc etc etc."
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Currently On View:
Not on view