Geoffrey Farmer

Trailer

2002
Geoffrey Farmer employs techniques used on movie sets and is interested in filmmakers' props and special effects. His work investigates issues related to the fabrication or replication of reality. Here he uses faux-finish techniques, spray paint, and thumbtacks to create the illusion of a well-used, mud-flecked trailer, held together by sturdy rivets. This generic-looking, solid container (suitable for use on any movie set) is actually an empty structure built with fibreboard walls. The "trailer" has been put together in the gallery; a look underneath reveals the artist's hand-written instructions for assembly.
Title
Trailer
Date
2002
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
steel, fibreboard, and mixed media
Dimensions
3.4 x 2.2 x 9 m installed
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2003
Rights
© Geoffrey Farmer
Accession number
41202