Xavier Poultney
Frame Dragger – 2011


With Frame-dragger Xavier Poultney presented a collection of artefacts that sat awkwardly between the realms of religious relic and technological gismo: An adapted bowling ball with a swirling nebulous surface. A mundane paperweight, laser etched with a depiction of suns orbiting the black hole at our galactic core. A small orbiting body uncannily rotated around some invisible entity, and a mute golden slate disk all sat atop strange, almost ‘unreal’, grey plinths that suggested a partially rendered CGI aesthetic…