v75-62 random object

executed: 1975
classification: sculpture
object/work type: object
material/technique: wood
block of untreated wood, the length of each copy is determined 'at random'; with a label on the back side with instructions for the position finding by random size. The label contains the following text by herman de vries: "this element must be hung on a haphazardly chosen wall (or wall chosen at random) 137 cm from floor and 312 from the left corner. If there is any obstacle eg a door, a window, you must measure to the object and continue after it. If the wall is too small, then you must continue measuring on the next wall. At the point yoy (thus) will find, put a nail in the wall; in a corner of 130° at 25.5 cm distance from this nail put a second nail. On these you hang up the element."
dimensions: 7.7 × 7.7 × 23.5 [- 77.0] cm
signature and inscriptions: [on the label (pencil)] herman de vries
[with certificate] herman de vries
edition: 11 copies, each different in length
current location:
collecting history:
photo/scan: courtesy Lydia Megert Editions, Bern
rights & reproduction: herman de vries