Sheep Problem by Rob Cruickshank, 2007 current installation at Fly gallery, 1172 Queen St. W. Toronto
Wow. This is beautiful.
found a detail on his flickr page from when it was in his studio:
oh man that does look really cool. I haven't seen the window yet, looking forward to it. Also I have deja vu. I'm working on a window for Fly in May. Seems like the last time I did that I also had to follow on the heels of Rob C. who sets the bar damn high! (gotta get to work)
It feels so lonely, as if only this one square remains, and the rest of the universe has gone
Don't give him any ideas.
It should be mentioned that this piece is also interactive! We haven't had as many hand prints on our window since someone did a half-naked performance piece, years ago.
I was at Fly on Saturday night with my hand pressed against the window, watching the beautiful green flash on the wires before one of the sheep got zapped. Nice resurrection references there, Rob. It would get reborn, then I'd zap it again. (I assumed that the sheep weren't really feeling pain because I've read all about the Milgram experiment on live actors, and to refuse to zap the sheep again would be disingenuous and just making a big show of my sensitivity) Before I checked it out, Scott had told me that there were a bunch of other random events to watch out for, but the sheep zap was the most common occurrence for me. (sometimes it rolled around on the ground for quite a while)