Denim textile sculpture 2018 

 

 

From denim leftovers, I created the denim sculpture “FEEL”.  HXWXD 120X50X50 cm. Stuffed with old nylons.

 

 

INFORMATION OVERLOAD

Doors of perception

The denim sculpture has a cripple appearance and reminds us vaguely of a sex doll. In an era of overconsumption, we receive an overload of information. Our brains have limited resources. When constrained and overwhelmed with thoughts, they pursue well-trod paths of least resistance, trying to efficiently bring order to chaos. Information overload keeps us mired in noise.... “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” T.S. Elliot.

 

 

I was so happy I was able to exhibit the sculpture on a bed at the garage expo Amsterdam September 2018. The bed is decorated with text & drawings, made by students from the St. Joost Academie Breda. In exhibitions, the sculpture can stand, sit, be lying on a bed, or even placed in a rubber boot, dressed in a life vest... 

The sculpture is holding the book " Art & Lies" by Jeanette Winterson. Beside to the bed stood an old overhead projector. The projector showed the intro text from this book. It explains the alienation and the timelessness of art.

 

The nature of a work of art

is not to be a part, nor yet

a copy of the real world,

but a world in itself,

independent, complete, autonomous

and to possess it fully

you must enter that world,

conform to its laws,

and ignore for the time the beliefs,

aims, and particular conditions

which belong to you

in the other world of reality.

 

(Oxford lectures on poetry: Professor Bradley in the year 1901)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The denim sculpture "FEEL" is the first of 3 statues. The 3 sculptures named “FEEL, THINK and ACT”; the beginning of a new era. We have to leave the era of the three mystic apes behind us. The three apes which together embody the proverbial principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". It is time now to listen to our instinct what is right and what is wrong (FEEL), consider it wisely (THINK) and act on it and by taking our responsibilities (ACT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Web design by Pixelpolly eHead - thanks to the Joomla! Community 

Chamber of Commerce  34366115

  Amsterdam Holland  

 

Copyright © 2018 Pixelpolly Amsterdam

all rights reserved

Joomla templates by a4joomla