Lawrence Weiner’s texts have appeared in all sorts of places over the last five decades, and although he sees himself as a sculptor rather than a conceptualist, he is among the trailblazers of the 1960s to present art as language. He defines his sculptural medium simply as ‘language + the material referred to’ in the sense that language is a material for construction.  Weiner was one of the early, defining figures of Conceptual Art.  He is an artist who thinks a little like a poet, a philosopher, and a graphic designer. Each of his works creates a situation through very simple means (often just printed text on a floor or wall) that is thought provoking and inspirational. 

"OUT OF SIGHT" is a participatory floor installation in the LHR Squash Court that aims to inspire and engage people through positive visualization. "OUT OF SIGHT" is not only a work of art but also an enlivening experience for each person who encounters it. This work is meant to be a metaphorical framework for the journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment.

"OUT OF SIGHT" debuts at LongHouse Reserve on Saturday, June 22.


Lawrence Weiner
Out of Sight
Melbourne, 2017