THE LIFE OF THE STATUE VIVANTE
stroll through The
Art of the ´50s exhibition in Székesfehérvár.
Living Realism meets Socialist Realism. Timelessness meets time. The
whole meets the part.
In the present:
clothing exhibition in Szombathely: melancholy contemplation.
of stonework finds and the textile
store room of the Savaria Museum. Zero time - endless time.
History of zero duration.
object as statue vivante at an exhibition at the end of Felvonulási
tér. Artlife identity. Statue + statue = statue.
along Felvonulási tér: among
the VIP tribune, encounter
Textile Art Symposium, Velem, 1980-81
Competition: Subject, the "expression"
MAKE THE MAN?
People all wear different clothes.
Clothes are the
expression of one´s personality.
What happens when this "expression"
is unusual, and occurs in an unusual place?
That´s the question
I want to see answered by presenting, in a variety of settings, clothes
that Cavellini and I made in 1980.
The idea is
to film what happens, and (in the next few years) to make a collective
film based on my own ideas and the ideas of all the participants. I
would donate the photo
documentation to the Savaria Museum of Szombathely.
real work of art is polysemous; thus, I was perfectly able to transform
the ideas I had for works of anti-sculpture into works of anti-textile,
thanks to the circumstance that I was invited to take part in the Velem
symposium. The word "expression" was a master stroke, for it allowed
for the creation of inter-medial works carrying the widest possible
range of meanings. I would like to append the following texts to my
"CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN" (?)
are the expression of man as an idea.)
(The expression illustrates the idea.)
(Clothes illustrate the
DRESS DESIGNING AND VIDEO PROJECT:
the pattern of the statue
vivante´s clothing is screen printed for reuse as raw material
in a videotape made at the Textile Symposium held in Velem.
of the trans-functioning:
bottles, glasses, road,
trunk, drainpipe, men,
women and children.
THE VELEM VIDEO PROJECT:
Location: courtyard, lawn and narrow
A group of people - dressed in their own clothes - sits down at the
they pour themselves drinks from the bottles, drink and chat.
When they set their glasses down, everyone is dressed
script-printed clothes; they all start walking toward the street
down the script-printed
path. The script-printed clothes gradually fall off as they
walk down the street, leaving a trail behind them. They disappear.
From the opposite direction, another group comes, dressed in their own clothes;
they turn onto the narrow script-printed
path, and head for the table.
They sit down at the table,
pour themselves drinks from the bottles, drink and chat....
(Personal commitment. The individual and history. The cyclic nature of things.)