Platform

Waikato Sculpture Trust

In a secluded circular clearing, the stone and glass Platform is revealed as spectators ascend a flight of steep stairs to arrive in an enclave, breathless. In this quiet forested 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 - audience and subject. Positioned like a lectern or altar, Platform alternates between functions: prop, manifesto and critique; a stage for performance and a site of production.