Monday, June 14, 2010
O B J E C T I V E W E A R
In week 2 of the Shadow Studio we were shown the work of Erwin Wurm and more specifically his One Minute Sculptures exhibition where he provided a series of instructions to the audience and had them replicate his vision and hold for 60 seconds. A series of the sculptures were carried out in class one of which was a shirt on a hanger hung from the lip of the wearer – the general response to whether she was ‘wearing’ the shirt was “from some angles”. If a person stood in the middle of a room and the objects within the space moved closer and closer to the individual at what point would she be dressed by them? Is the act of wearing something purely subject to proximity to self, or is it more dependent on the accepted manner or representation of how a human would traditionally wear something?