Tallur, L.N b.1971 / Eraser Pro
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In Eraser Pro, Tallur tackles contemporary problems of information storage and loss using traditional techniques and lush material to bridge the past, present and future and point toward thematic interconnectedness through time. The bronze figure stands erect, holding a staff while sections of the body reveal erosion that has penetrated deep beyond the surface. Indicative of much of his practice, Tallur bridges historical iconography with present conditions exploring our phobias and fetishes.

Dr. Chaitanya Sambrani wrote, “Tallur’s work reaffirms the death of future-driven progress. The future is already obsolete. Eternal and omnipresent speed propels us headlong into a chaotic intermingling of conditions where the vernacular and the international commingle in uneasy marriages, and where epiphanies are only to be found stumbled upon in the refuse heap amongst the endlessly accumulating pile of debris.” Challenging the bondage of materiality and the futility of desire, Tallur reaches deep into dichotomies between the tangible and the ethereal, the figurative and the abstract, the decorative and the conceptual to bring forth new meanings on contemporary existence. Text from the exhibition "New Yorked", Jack Shainman Gallery, April 11 - May 11, 2013

From the artist's website, about Eraser Pro: "Most people have some data that they would rather not share with others - Perhaps you have saved some of this information on your computer where itis conveniently at your reach, but when the time comes to remove the datafrom your hard disk, things get a bit more complicated and maintaining yourprivacy is not as simple as it may have seemed at first.Your first thought may be that when you 'delete' the file, the data isgone. Not quite, when you delete a file, the operating system does notreally remove the file from the disk; it only removes the reference of thefile from the file system table. The file remains on the disk until anotherfile is created over it, and even after that, it might be possible torecover data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk platter surface.Before the file is overwritten, anyone can easily retrieve it with a diskmaintenance or an undelete utility.There are several problems in secure file removal, mostly caused by the useof write cache, construction of the hard disk and the use of data encoding.These problems have been taken into consideration when Eraser was designed,and because of this intuitive design and a simple user interface, you cansafely and easily erase private data from your hard drive."

L.N Tallur (b.1971, India)

Eraser Pro, 2011

Edition: 1/3 (Unique Variation)
200 x 95 x 60 cm
78 3/4 x 37 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, India  Current Location:
UK - London - G4Si SculptureSouth Asia


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National Academy Museum, New York NY, USA
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