Geoffrey Farmer – Geoffrey Farmer, ​Poles​, 2014

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Geoffrey Farmer, installation view, The Grass and the Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, 2014
Geoffrey Farmer, Dreams of the sleeping monkey., 2014, douglas fir pole, 10 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Dreams of the sleeping monkey. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 10 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Dreams of the sleeping monkey. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 10 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Dreams of the sleeping monkey. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 10 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, I’d turn back if I were you., 2014, douglas fir pole, 8 photographs mounted on foamcore, wooden wall façade, pole: 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm), wall façade: 90 x 71 in. (229 x 181 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Over, under, floating, rushing, with the delicate colour of violet. From curly hair grapes grow. This green belongs to the Arctic., 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Over, under, floating, rushing, with the delicate colour of violet. From curly hair grapes grow. This green belongs to the Arctic. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Over, under, floating, rushing, with the delicate colour of violet. From curly hair grapes grow. This green belongs to the Arctic. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Over, under, floating, rushing, with the delicate colour of violet. From curly hair grapes grow. This green belongs to the Arctic. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The part of the cane, which curves under to meet the fingers. The way the owl's feathers surround its face. The reflection of light on the marble thumb. The nose shape of the lapel. The teeth in the mask and the stitch marks. The way the hand holds the block of stone and the leg it contains. The line of the mouth moving downward on the warrior who wears a helmet with a bird, who is perched up high looking towards the horizon., 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 192 x 4 x 4 in. (488 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The part of the cane, which curves under to meet the fingers. The way the owl's feathers surround its face. The reflection of light on the marble thumb. The nose shape of the lapel. The teeth in the mask and the stitch marks. The way the hand holds the block of stone and the leg it contains. The line of the mouth moving downward on the warrior who wears a helmet with a bird, who is perched up high looking towards the horizon. (detail), 2014, Douglas Fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 192 x 3½ x 3½ in. (487.75 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The part of the cane, which curves under to meet the fingers. The way the owl's feathers surround its face. The reflection of light on the marble thumb. The nose shape of the lapel. The teeth in the mask and the stitch marks. The way the hand holds the block of stone and the leg it contains. The line of the mouth moving downward on the warrior who wears a helmet with a bird, who is perched up high looking towards the horizon. (detail), 2014, Douglas Fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 192 x 3½ x 3½ in. (487.75 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Some kinds of sacrifice, 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Some kinds of sacrifice (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Some kinds of sacrifice (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Some kinds of sacrifice (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Some kinds of sacrifice (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, Some kinds of sacrifice (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind., 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, This one is the lightness of a palm frond, the sound of a lute, the colour of fruit. The expressions of a monkey. A large orange eye. I drift in the warm wind. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl., 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl., 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The other ate one man, one man was set adrift, one man turned into a snake, one man washed ashore and became a statue and the others eyes were stolen by the owl. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap!, 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap! (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap! (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap! (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap! (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap! (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, In the dark pool the grass grows. In the grass there is night. Hold tight, and climb the tree, eating leaves then leap! (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 200 x 4 x 4 in. (508 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The camera is held this way, because, that is its special quality. Flying erase head, is a term that can be used for both the activity of the camera, and the box head of Picasso’s sculpture. The head has been erased. The ear carved into it is flying and is not the only thing that makes it a head. Two button eyes like the buttons on the jacket worn by the man with a cane. The eyes are open and not closed like the ones above. The paws perfectly keep the heads here, where I want them, my enemies are now my friends and they are also my throne., 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 178 x 4 x 4 in. (452 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The camera is held this way, because, that is its special quality. Flying erase head, is a term that can be used for both the activity of the camera, and the box head of Picasso’s sculpture. The head has been erased. The ear carved into it is flying and is not the only thing that makes it a head. Two button eyes like the buttons on the jacket worn by the man with a cane. The eyes are open and not closed like the ones above. The paws perfectly keep the heads here, where I want them, my enemies are now my friends and they are also my throne. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 178 x 4 x 4 in. (452 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The camera is held this way, because, that is its special quality. Flying erase head, is a term that can be used for both the activity of the camera, and the box head of Picasso’s sculpture. The head has been erased. The ear carved into it is flying and is not the only thing that makes it a head. Two button eyes like the buttons on the jacket worn by the man with a cane. The eyes are open and not closed like the ones above. The paws perfectly keep the heads here, where I want them, my enemies are now my friends and they are also my throne. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 178 x 4 x 4 in. (452 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The camera is held this way, because, that is its special quality. Flying erase head, is a term that can be used for both the activity of the camera, and the box head of Picasso’s sculpture. The head has been erased. The ear carved into it is flying and is not the only thing that makes it a head. Two button eyes like the buttons on the jacket worn by the man with a cane. The eyes are open and not closed like the ones above. The paws perfectly keep the heads here, where I want them, my enemies are now my friends and they are also my throne. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 178 x 4 x 4 in. (452 x 9 x 9 cm)
Geoffrey Farmer, The camera is held this way, because, that is its special quality. Flying erase head, is a term that can be used for both the activity of the camera, and the box head of Picasso’s sculpture. The head has been erased. The ear carved into it is flying and is not the only thing that makes it a head. Two button eyes like the buttons on the jacket worn by the man with a cane. The eyes are open and not closed like the ones above. The paws perfectly keep the heads here, where I want them, my enemies are now my friends and they are also my throne. (detail), 2014, douglas fir pole, 6 photographs mounted on foamcore, 178 x 4 x 4 in. (452 x 9 x 9 cm)

Geoffrey Farmer, Poles, 2014, douglas fir poles, photographs mounted on foamcore, dimensions variable