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ZOBOP 1999

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
'ZOBOP' is Lambie's signature work. It is different every time it is installed, as it varies according to the shape of the room. Strips of coloured vinyl tape are stuck down on the floor, beginning at the perimeter of the room and continued until the tape reaches the centre. Thinking about the kind of art which was being made in the late 1990s, Lambie realised that colour seemed to be either over-controlled, or drained away. He therefore decided to make something super-coloured, psychedelic even, but which still retained a strong conceptual base. The work is based on the concept of trying to fill a space while still leaving it empty.

Glossary Open

Installation art

An art practice developed in the second half of the 20th century that broke away from the view of a sculpture as a singular object to be looked at. Instead, installation artists create an environment that may surround the viewer. Many are temporary or created for a particular location.

Installation art


  • Acc. No. GMA 4420
  • Medium Vinyl tapes
  • Size Variable dimensions
  • Credit Purchased 2001