CCT: AIPS profile - I.Averbuch

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Ilan Avervuch
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1953
 
{Dove Tower and Steps to the Bottom of a Pyramid}
Dove Tower and Steps to the Bottom of a Pyramid
granite, steel
exterior quadrangle of the Information Technologies Engineering Building
2004
 
Recipient of the Public Art Network Year in Review Awards. 
 
 
 
One of the artist's goals with this project was to counterbalance the technological world of the students who conduct classes in the Information Technology and Engineering Building with a world of imagination and fantasy.  The tower makes a historical connection to the function of the new building because doves in general, were used as an early means of sending information over long distance.  In a relatively short amount of time in relation to the history of our world, significant changes have occured which in some ways, turns our world upside-down. 
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Artistís Concept:  One of my goals with this project is to counterbalance the technical world of the students of the Information Technology and Engineering Building with a world of imagination and fantasy.  The tower makes a historical connection to the function to the building because dove towers, and dove in general, were an early way of sending information over a long distance. 

The project creates a complete array of emotional passages.  While the pyramid offers a quiet and contemplative place to rest in, the tower unsettles us.  Since the entire complex is leaning slightly, it creates a physicality at an odd position which makes us award of our own bodies and the force of gravity that connects us to the earth. 

 

 

 
{EllisTech} Wings of Stone and Rings of Steel
Ellis Technical High School, Danielson, CT
corten steel, granite blocks
exterior lawn
24' high x 30' wide x 20' deep
2014