Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Up On The Roof

The current exhibition at our local Gallery is by artist Max Streicher.
Many of his installations feature inflatable figures sewn from lightweight fabrics that allow movement. The arms and legs of these big people move with the wind, and their heads bob constantly.

His bio says "Using industrial fans and simple valve mechanisms to animate sewn forms with life-like gestures, the large-scale works hint at enchantment, fantasy and optimism while they are intended to overwhelm."

They are definitely overwhelming. It's a little disconcerting to look up and suddenly notice these giants tethered to the roof.

9 comments:

  1. I love creativity - in all art forms.

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  2. One of my friends attended the opening so I heard about this. :) Fun!

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  3. Very cool but definitely a bit creepy. The best art grabs us and brings us to some sort of emotional experience. It makes a lasting impact.
    We have a metal body on a nearby building, but it does not move with the wind. I had already forgotten about it till your post, so while it made an impact when I first noticed it, it wasn't lasting. In fact, I haven't looked at it in months.

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  4. Very creative, but I had to laugh.

    Anna :)

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  5. Nice! Creativity should have no limits!

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  6. This will fascinate some people, but I'm sure that giants that appear live will be disconcerting to others. I'm in the fascinated camp.

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  7. These are fascinating AND Amazing! I just love the way Artists find their mode of expression and make it so personal and in such an artful way...This is a unique idea--I've never seen amything like it before---And it must be quite spectacular, "In Person".

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  8. Awesome art installations! I find it interesting and fascinating :)

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