site of action

Emma Ewan

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Site of Action

White concrete, mirror

2014

 

From the latin legere (to read), Site of Action is a lectern for the public space at Musselburgh Library.

 

Part functional, part decorative, it forms part of an ongoing investigation into performing sculpture; an object, platform or stage, it is a monument to actions past with the potential for action in the future.

 

Inspired in part by the everyday sculptural objects that are found at the centre of formal gardens or historic public centres, its simple extruded form might resemble a sundial, a fountain, a classical sculpture or architectural detail.

 

The lectern is accompanied by a text highlighting the various uses of lecterns both historic and contemporary.

 

Comissioned by Scottish Book Trust for Book Week Scotland 2014