Triple Bluff Canyon

Mike Nelson2004/2004

Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Mike Nelson is known for his large-scale installations made up of sequences of meticulously constructed, interconnecting rooms that suggest real or imagined spaces. To encounter Nelson’s work is to take an active part in a telescoping narrative that merges real and fictional experience. It is a narrative of jump cuts and double takes in which truth and reality are fractured into a multiplicity of perspectives. References to the literary constructions of William Burroughs, Jorg Luis Borges, the Strugatsky Brothers and Stanislav Lem abound in Nelson’s structures, set among more generic tales of piracy, survival, desertion and the covert groupings of the stateless and the subversive.


  • Title: Triple Bluff Canyon
  • Creator: Mike Nelson
  • Creator Lifespan: 1967
  • Creator Nationality: British
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Loughborough, UK
  • Date: 2004/2004
  • Credits: Courtesy the artist and 303 Gallery, New York; Galleria Franco Noero, Turin; Matt’s Gallery, London; and neugerriemschneider, Berlin.
  • Type: Installation Photograph
  • External Link: https://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/
  • Medium: Installation Photograph

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