Platform

Waikato Sculpture Trust, Hamilton — 2012

Up 147 stairs, in a secluded circular clearing, the stone and glass Platform is revealed as spectators climb and arrive, breathless. In this quiet space, the sculpture also regulates breath. Sealed between two skins of polished glass, a sliver of factory air transacts hot and cold, and supports a double image. Both lectern and altar, Platform alternates between functions: prop, manifesto and critique; a stage for performance and a site of production.