September 26 — October 01, 2020
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
GENERAL IDEA (active 1967-1994)
Private Collection, Toronto
This lot is one of only a handful of silkscreened mirrors documenting the installation and filming of General Idea’s “Light On” (1971-74) which was a black and white investigation of space through light and mirrors. Video was a consistent medium for the group as it accompanied many of their performance projects throughout the 1970s. “Light On” involved the use of large mirrors which were manipulated to catch sunlight as it washed over surfaces such as drive-in movie screens, beaches, hillsides and Niagara Falls with the intent to manipulate viewer expectations. This lot was gifted to the present owner in thanks for assisting with transportation to the sites.