02 March 2011

Insulation III

Shrink by Lawrence Malstaff
Shrink by Lawrence Malstaf. Photo by Hanneke Wetzer

Third and last flash-post about insulation: we are at the body-scale. Belgian artist Lawrence Malstaf produced in 1996 a performance called "Shrink", in which visitors were given the opportunity of being wrapped in plastic in a vacuum-pack. In a recent interview the artist explained that the a desire of withdrawal from the world was the feeling that inspired this installation. "Exhibited" people float hung-up in the air completely still, apart from breathing thanks to a rigid tube, the only connection with the surrounding environment. Here follows a "making-of" video...



Related posts:
Insulation II
Insulation I

2 comments:

ad hoc said...

haha...ich weiß es nicht...is this maybe another archigram "diagram instead of idea" case?

MXC said...

could be Herr ad hoc: actually the diagram/idea filter is a good tool...