Artist Antoni Knigge
variable dimensions, last Installation about 24 x 15 x 12 m
Not for sale
ABOUT THE WORK
Net of MedusaIn the „Net of the Medusa" over 300 old clothes are sewn together.In the form of a fishing... Read More
Net of Medusa
In the „Net of the Medusa" over 300 old clothes are sewn together.
In the form of a fishing net, they are floating in an atrium of a big public room,
as here in a shopping mall, as if it was an ocean.
This work takes its name from the ship catastrophe of the fleet Medusa on the West African coast in 1816.
The famous picture „the raft of the medusa“ from Theodore Gericault,
shows the 15 survivors on the raft, which originally had over 150 People.
The 135 erased humans, wich have gone down, should here be recovered
from the ocean of darkness and oblivion,
representing all the people who drown in the seas until today.
It is ment to be the invisible part of the well known painting,
the part below the water surface.
The empty clothes operate like shadows, which are falling, rising,
drifting and holding each other or even rescue themselves altogether.
They try to cross the dividing line between life and death.
For installation dimensions:
The Net may also be placed on the ground, while only the middle part is lifted up, like a pyramid
or several Parts are lifted up and the rest stays laying on the ground.
The total weight of the sculpture is 85 kg - as much, as one grown up person.
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