On the Mode of Existence of Narrative and Structure
In “On the Mode of Existence of Narrative and Structure”, Mark von Rosenstiel presents three new sculptures and one video work. The works all examine the identity created in narrative’s structure when it is faced with holding a seemingly complete story.
Three perspectives are shown within the sculptural elements: the continued reintegration of the parts of narrative, bifurcation in the scale of narrative, and the limiting of data inherit in narrative.
The video acts as a prologue. It is meant to exhibit the way that well formed narrative (internal or external) exhibits properties like a wheel hub allowing it to exist in a state where it contains its purpose entirely. This idea of contained purpose is important in the construction of all the pieces.
many ways of blue | oil pastel, wood, custom code
the space above and below us | cedar trees, hammers, steel spikes, custom code
stories I try to tell the same never are | fir timber, custom gears, motor, yarn
little pointless actions can be the hub of a wheel | video