Renaissance-Massage

Renaissance-Massage






Studio view, 1000 postcards, 30 × 22 × 30cm, Postcard with front and back, each 14,8 × 10,5cm, 2014






Renaissance-Massage

Sculpture, 2014

1000 postcards, 30 × 22 × 30cm, each 14,8 × 10,5cm

Postcards stand on the ground and form a block. On their front side one can see the same motif, a person giving another person a neck massage in front of the Renaissance sculpture ‘David’ in the Galleria dell`Accademia in Florence. Next to them visitors walk through the hall, look at the sculpture, take a photo, selfie or listen to guides. On the back of the postcard one can read a short handwritten description of the massage action. For a two-day intervention in the Galleria dell`Accademia in Florence, I offered museum visitors an alternative perception of Michelangelo‘s Renaissance masterpiece ‚David‘. Addressing the sculptural aspect and the mediation of information in a museum, I tried to mediate a physical connection between sculpture and museum visitor, so that the feeling of one‘s own body played a role. Small talks about holidays, culture, heavy bags and stiff necks followed.

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