Renaissance-Massage/ Spontaneous-Venus, 2020, Installation with acrylic glass, 140 × 100 × 130 cm and 140 × 110 × 50 cm, therein Postcards to take away, 14.8 × 10.5cm, Installation view Humbase, Stuttgart, 2020
Acrylic glass, 140 × 100 × 130 cm and 140 × 110 × 50 cm, therein postcards to take away, 14.8 × 10.5cm
The work consists of two acrylic glass objects, each featuring postcards to take away. The postcard images became the starting point towards the production of the objects displaying them. Each postcard pictures a photograph on the front and a text on the back, documenting a performative action in the two museums where the sculptures ‚David‘ and ‚Venus of Milo‘ are located at. Besides the two sculptures the postcards view the surroundings on site with crowds of visitors and – in the center of each postcard image – a person getting a neck massage. These massages were held spontaneous by the artist during visiting the museums, a manner of getting in touch with visitors. Photos taken by other visitors document the massages. Each documentation photo became a postcard together with a small note in the back referring to the scenario on site. The acrylic glass objects derived mixing postcard displays with the visitor massage as a bodily experience towards an ‘off site’ version of ‚David‘ and ‚Venus of Milo‘.