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Margaret Roberts

Artwork:
Sophie's Circles by Margaret Roberts, facilitated by Melissa Stieger

Sophie’s Circles aims to treat Sophie Taeuber’s 1934 gouache painting, Moving Circles, as a long-distance performance in which its 24 circles are understood as in pause-mode (for 83 years so far), waiting, like the Agave ‘century plants’, to begin to actually move. It facilitates this transformation by providing 24 circles, enlarged if necessary and hopefully of the same colours as in the painting, and inviting people to physically move them around a space that has the same proportion in relation to the whole painting as the circles have.

This work is part of the Cementa Initiative, ‘Correspondence of Imaginary Places’

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1. Margaret Roberts, Sophie's Circles, 2017. photo Mellisa Steiger
1. Margaret Roberts, Sophie's Circles, 2017. photo Mellisa Steiger