Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) has released the Installation Edition of their “living” Anish Kapoor e-publication launched in conjunction with their Anish Kapoor exhibition. The world first “living” catalogue evolves over the course of the exhibition allowing the Museum to update content with video interviews, texts, and behind the scenes footage before and during the exhibition.
The e-publication is being launched in three phases: a preview, the installation, and the exhibition itself. The Preview Edition launched the day of the exhibition opening and focused on the breadth of Kapoor’s practice. The Installation Edition adds: a description of the piecing together of “Memory (2008),” a 24-ton sculpture and one of the Museum’s most complex installations ever; an explanation of the perceptual effects of Kapoor’s mirrored and void works by Dr Kevin Brooks, a specialist in Visual Perception and Psychophysics; Anish Kapoor delivering the Ann Lewis AO Contemporary Visual Arts International Address; and essays about Kapoor’s public works and the complexity of their design and engineering
Commenting on the catalogue, MCA Digital Media Manager Keir Winesmith said: “Everything we do is about telling stories and sharing content and our digital experience is there to enhance this. We are presenting three publications rolled into one, made possible with an innovative digital publishing platform and the cooperation of Anish Kapoor’s studio.”
The Reflection Edition to be launched at the end of the exhibition will add a series of different perspectives on the Anish Kapoor exhibition from curators, visitors and MCA staff. The e-publication is downloadable for free via the iPad specific MCA Publications app on iTunes.