Ring Around The Dowser 

Tim Woodward

A priest explains the religious ceremony of profanation, in a video portrait of the Donald Judd sculpture Untitled [1977] as it exists in 2014.

The shooting took place at the Donald Judd sculpture at Lake Aa, which was installed in 1977 for the first Sculpture Projects in Münster. For nearly forty years this work of art has been part of the public space of the city. In the eleven minute video RING AROUND THE DOWSER, a priest explains from a personal point of view the process of profanation. The work‘s title references both a technical detail of a film apparatus, and on the other hand „dowsing“ is a method to locate secret, hidden or missing things. Complimenting the video, a sculptural work titled MARTHA SUN DECK was created as a seating area in the exhibition space of the Geomuseum.

A collaboration with Lejla Aliev, Jan Enste & Manuel Talarico

Geo Museum, Münster, 2014


Ring Around the Dowser, Tim Woodward, installation view, Geological Museum Münster, 2014


Exhibition Handout for Ring Around the Dowser, with the text Profanation. Of the Odd

by Gianmaria Zamagni, designed by F R E I E S P R O J E K T