neversink


is a 3D rendition of New York’s Dam and Spillway Canal, one of several in the Catskill Mountains that supply water to New York City.






The sculpture is the latest in a series of work that attempts to transcribe a two dimensional image into a 3D experience. I think my fascination
for this fake 3D world came from a stereoscopic viewer my grandma had, in which the 2D photos appear 3D in strange layered panes.
In ‘08 I made a plan for a 3D cut out/demolition installation based on an old Big Bend National Park postcard. Six regular (dry)walls are
broken-through in a way that one can walk into a 3D image of the Rio Grande canyon, the U.S. border with Mexico.






Rate Your Progress [Big Bend], 6 walls, demo, 2008.


A grant to the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), NYC, in ‘09 made it possible for me to realize such a cut out/demolition piece
by first building 6 walls in the studio there and then breaking through them a landscape in Schoharie County, Upstate New York:







Rate Your Progress [Schoharie County, NY] , ISCP, 2009



Working on Schoharie, I became interested in breaking up the landscape not in consecutive layers, but to string the outlines into space.
Neversink is bent steel pipe.



neversink





neversink, frontal

To frame the piece I wanted to have a sort of entry and exit frame like the diagrams of a
pair of soccer goals; and for the “drawing” to move in lines, like the diagram of player’s
movements.



neversink, birds eye






Kasper Kovitz, neversink, 2011



technicalities:



Material: ½” cold – rolled steel pipe
Length: 42’ 9”, 13m 29cm
Width: 13’ 4”, 4m 7cm
Hight: 8” 4”, 2m 54cm
Total Material Length; 1.101’ 4”, 335m 69cm
Total Weight: 8.829 lbs, 4.005 kg
neversink consists of four frames of continuous round stock steel (1/2" diameter steel
wire) each, which sit inside of each other.



neversink components



neversink
assembly

 

 

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