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The Wolfman II
Disciplines of the Body
Ruse, Ravaging, Ravishment
Plagiarizing from the Future
The Art of Extraction
Art: Cildo Meireles
Another artist dialogues with the salt floor artist, creating a broken-glass installation called Through: it brings together ready-made objects as barriers blocking the way. In the center there is a huge plastic ball that seems it could be transparent like plastic, but is actually completely solid and opaque. At last, here is what the Garden of Eden leaves us with: the impossible transparency of the body represented to itself, leaving us to wonder about the ideal of transparency and the effectiveness of an opaque body to itself.
A bodily experience, we had to inhabit the spaces proposed. How the room was entered, whether it was done quickly or with a preference to stop and wait before entering, the physical experience would provide more meaning to what was being seen.
The entire construction of this Garden of Eden demonstrated the absolute opacity of bodily experience, and that this original sin which is not a curse at all is rather an impossibility. Thus, all that remained for us was to not rely on our bodily experiences, but to instead reduce them to the mere extractions. Truth and falsity teeter on the edge as these values donít apply to art.
Glass, cellophane, various materials. 50' x 125' x 125'
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