Max Dean

As Yet Unrealized

2002
Max Dean’s work bends gallery conventions and addresses issues of choice and consequence, trust and risk. Exploring the relationship between the artist’s body (or that of the viewer) and the sculptural object, his performances, installations and robotic sculptures often require someone or something to activate or complete them. Dean is interested in the communication between people that results from such situations. As Yet Unrealized marks an important shift in his practice, when he began to use mechanical and electronic surrogates – robots, photographs and video projections – as the agents for this communication. In his recent series Objects Waiting Dean uses photography to reflect on his relationship to significant items from his home and studio: some from his childhood and others associated with his early career.
Artist
Title
As Yet Unrealized
Date
2002
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
10 altered wooden chairs, digital video disk (DVD), and video monitor
Dimensions
installation dimensions variable
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the artist, Toronto, 2012
Accession number
45576