Dane Mitchell’s Lacuna (gap or missing portion), a sculptural tube frame in the former engineering school of the University of Canterbury, now the Arts Centre of Christchurch is as splendid as it is melancholic. Giving an implicit reality to the presence of a woolly Mammoth through the display of a Museum frame to hold it up, the idea of its observation, (and rationality of wishing to do so) is certainly up for question. Yet there’s more. Occupying the vacant space of the engineering school and pre-quake Court Theatre, Mitchell’s Lacuna has opened up this yet-to-be renovated Arts Centre space for public viewing, a kind of kindred spirit of the woolly Mammoth. Lacuna is a site-specific work like no other.
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