Peter Hennessey

For all the ‘realism’ of his ‘sculptures’, Peter Hennessy sees his sculptural work as ‘abstraction.’ His is an odd mission to reverse the tendency of the contemporary world to digitize images. He wants to grab back the digital into the ‘real’ world, doing a reverse Alice in Wonderland trick by dragging those things we can only encounter via the media – the digital rabbit hole – back into the lounge room as real, hulking objects.

Ashley Crawford 2005

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Overlooked (Streetview capture apparatus) (detail) 2014
Plywood, ABS plastic
190 x 145 x 145 cm
The wait (Flight Data Recorder) 2014
Plywood, ABS plastic, wax
Edition of 3 + AP
Maquette for a monument to known space #1 2014
Plywood, stainless steel
35 x 72 x 52 cm
Edition of 3 + AP
Maquette for a monument to known space #1 2014 detail 2014
Plywood, stainless steel
35 x 72 x 52 cm
Edition of 3 + AP
Maquette for a monument to unknown space #1 2014
Plywood, stainless steel
35 x 72 x 52 cm
Edition of 3 + AP
Maquette for a monument to unknown space #2 2014
Plywood, stainless steel
35 x 52 x 38 cm
Edition of 3 + AP
Maquette for a monument to contested space #1 2014
Plywood, wax
35 x 52 x 38 cm
Celestial kingdom (BeiDou-1A satellite, CHN) 2014
Aluminium composite panel
152 x 111 x 6 cm
Here be dragons : Hic sunt dracones 2014
Installation view
Here be dragons : Hic sunt dracones 2014
Installation view