Assemblage: Ironing board, 700 steel nails, black velvet fabric, wooden board, an antique Iron, a photograph of "The Night Watch".... Read More
Assemblage: Ironing board, 700 steel nails, black velvet fabric, wooden board, an antique Iron, a photograph of "The Night Watch".
The artwork relates to "Cadeau" by Man ray and to Duchamp's notes (1934) how to select Readymade. The nails protruding obliterate the Iron board functionality, creating a sense of threat and danger in the supposedly safe home sphere. The contrast between the nails and the
pierced velvet enhance this sensation.
Duchamp's notes in the Green Box
(1934) how to select a ready made: "Reciprocal
Readymade: Use a Rembrandt as an ironing board". A Reciprocal Readymade is
an idea not a tangible object.
I glued a piece of a photograph of
Rembrandt's "The Night Watch", a painting that was mutilated in the
past, on an old iron I found in Jaffa Flea Market.
Merging the ideas of Man Ray and Marcel
Duchamp creates a synergistic interaction.