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Four Shapes for Four Spaces Short Film (Full Length) – 1972 Documentary

Four Shapes for Four Spaces

Short Film (Full Length) – 1972 Documentary

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This National Film Unit production records the making of four large-scale sculptures for a 1971 international symposium to commemorate Auckland City’s centennial. Helen Escobedo (Mexico) nodded to the skyline’s masts and cranes with Signals in Parnell Rose Garden; Opened Stone by Hiroaki Ueda (Japan) was balanced near Auckland Art Gallery for 35 years; and American Fred Loopstra's Homage to Will still ploughs Victoria Park. A central city scrap metal work by Canadian Tom Burrows was removed in 1977, perhaps achieving his stated aim: to “disturb” its viewers!

If they at least stop, and not be able to accept it and let it disturb them in some way then possibly I’ve got through.
– Canadian sculptor Tom Burrows