Posts Tagged ‘Installation’
Damien Hirst, Let’s Eat Outdoors Today, 1990 – 1991:
“The vitrine is split equally. One half contains a steel barbecue covered in raw meat; underneath the barbecue, trays of maggots are inserted where the coals should be. The hatched flies pass through a four inch circular hole, so that the vitrine is reminiscent of the face of a die, in the glass between the two halves. In the other half the abandoned remnants of a typical family’s outdoor meal is presented, a cow’s head lies beneath the table. An Insect-O-Cutor is positioned above the table, it’s tray removed so that the dead flies fall into the food. Hirst describes the work as an exploration into human attempts at “trying to isolate the horror from our lives and remove it.”
Jack and Dinos Chapman’s latest installation is, as always, shocking and stunning:
“It’s as pessimistic as we can make it but it’s pessimistic in a joyful sense. Fatalistic in a joyful sense. There’s nothing foreboding about this. It doesn’t serve any kind of moral end…We take McDonald’s as being a marker of the transformation from industrialisation to the end of the world. McDonald’s once represented the idealism of fast food and the space rest era. Now it’s consistent with the dilation of the ozone and a litigious clown who’s lost his sense of humour.’”
[via beautiful decay]
Amazing sculptures by John Breed…
Embroidery and knitted works by Candace Couse.
“Predominantly working with installation and video, Candace Couse is a visual artist exploring issues surrounding space, place, and the body.”
Bodies in urban spaces by the Cie Willi Dorner is a temporarily intervention in diversified urban architectonical environment. The intention of Bodies in urban spaces is to point out the urban functional structure and to uncover the restricted movement possibilities and behaviour as well as rules and limitations.
By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking process and produce irritation.
Quoted form Pinar @ My Modern Met: “The polygonal representations of deer combined with the galactic connecting and intertwining lines also make this piece look like a section of the night sky with figurative constellations. There’s something primal about the setting appearing like a cave, and yet there is a futuristic appeal in its glowing contoured visuals.”
“The typewriter installation «On Journalism #2 Typewriter» writes stories about all journalist who have been killed worldwide between 1992 and today. The individual stories are connected through common fields of coverage, places, professions and many other aspects. Besides the text the typewriter creates flags which are distorted the more journalists got killed there.”
Liliana Porter‘s installation ‘Man with Axe’:
The sculptural installation involves a 3 inch man in a suit smashing up what appears to be wreckage from his past. Look closely and you’ll see everything from clocks, vases and mirrors to a dozen or so other tiny figures like soldiers, farmers, kings and a groom.
Quoted from My Modern Metropolis