Roller Disco: Cenotaph for A Public Figure Screenprint | Robert Morris
Roller Disco: Cenotaph for A Public Figure Screenprint | Robert Morris

Roller Disco: Cenotaph for A Public Figure

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This print by Robert Morris explores the fictional death of an unknown public figure, focusing on the subsequent burial and memorial services. Text: The individual's favorite possessions-- the golf clubs, the shoes, the tie pin, the Ferrari, the bowling ball, the art collection, etc. --are carefully sawed in halves. The edges of the cuts are filed or otherwise cleaned to reveal precise cross-sections of the objects which are embedded in a transparent plastic matrix. The objects are arranged so that the cross-sections face upward. The matirx forms a vast circular floor and a top layer of smooth, indestructible, transparent plastic is poured as a finish surface. A large building is erected over this floor, a building held up with a maze ofelaborate wooden trusses. No pole or column interrupts the floor. The appropriate decor and sound system are installed. A suitable name is found. A discrete advertising campaign is initiated. Only the highest quality roller skates are allowed on the floor.