2013 Height (cm)
21 Length (cm)
13,5 Depth (cm)
1,5 Weight (g)
200 (each) Materials and Techniques
photos on paper. Subject/Description
# 2 notebooks carved from the cover to the last page with a shape that reminds of the natural elements portrayed in the photographs put in the pockets.
For Neustetter the ‘vertical gaze’ is an act of looking, be it up into the night sky and down into the layers of our earth. It is an act of sensitive and intensive observation that brings many answers and even more questions to the observer. These acts have led Neustetter in his artistic processes to working directly with archeologists and astronomers, observing them as they gain more complex understanding of time and space. Both practices look back in time and create recorded history. The elements of light traveling back, or objects buried beneath, hold rich evidence to our past as well as point to our futures.
The growing series of Moleskine books titled, The Vertical Gaze – Book (Cradle of Humankind, South Africa), treats the books that Neustetter usually draws into as the portal or link between the two spaces. He cuts into them, much like he excavates or studies the depth of a cave or the night sky to find what exists in the depth, in the space between, in the void that his imagination tends to fill.
AtWork Archive number
XVI_273 Personal data
Johannesburg, 1976. Artist.
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