Hotel by Callum Morton is located in an open field beside the East Link Freeway, Melbourne, Australia
Hotel is a large scale model of a high rise hotel in an open field. Hotel is effectively a giant folly. Motorists will view it from the car as an actual hotel and perhaps over time as a strangely de-scaled prop that has escaped the theme park or film set.
“Hotel continues the development of what amounts to a parallel built universe that I have been constructing alongside the real world for a number of years.
In this world things appear in unlikely contexts in oddly de-scaled and altered form, as if they have been pushed down a portal from the recent past and popped out mistakenly in this time and place. Hotel appears as a piece of roadside architecture, only there are no other buildings for miles and you can’t get in.
Callum Morton was born in 1965 in Montreal, Canada. He studied Architecture, Urban Planning and Fine Art and obtained an MA in Sculpture at RMIT in 1999. He has been a lecturer and instructor at numerous institutions including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in Los Angeles, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts. His work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles (1999), the National Gallery of Victoria @ Federation Square (2003), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2003), Gimpel Fils, London (2004) and at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2005).Callum recently represented Australia at the prestigious Venice Biennale.
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