3 February–19 March 2017
Since the mid 1990s, Sarah Morris has produced a large body of work using both painting and film, which create a new language of place and politics.
Monarch (2017), Morris’ work for Elevation 1049, is a 54 metre long train that crosses the Swiss Alps and connects Montreux with Gstaad. The train is transformed and occupied with Morris’ signature colours and forms. The artist utilises the train’s inherent motion through the landscape to play with the notion of erasure, camouflage, motion, visibility, and the “illusion of destination”. Morris describes the artwork as a “transportive vehicle to film a thought in action and my version of a Monarch Caterpillar.”
Sarah Morris: Monarch
Various locations – view further information here.
Sarah Morris ‘Monarch’ (2017)
Colored vinyl on metal train
54.2 m x 3.7 m x 2.6 m
© the artist