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What Do the Chili Peppers Have to Do With Art?


This music video was inspired by the “One-Minute Sculptures” of Erwin Wurm

[Excerpt from postmedia.net, ( http://www.postmedia.net/02/wurm.htm )]

Erwin Wurm, one of Austria’s most important and internationally famous sculptors, has been preoccupied with expanding the concept of sculpture since the 1980s. In his “One Minute Sculptures”, for example – temporary, grotesquely comic works – he invites the spectator to become a sculpture, even providing various kinds of accessories for the purpose. What remain are photographs or videos showing a single moment in the short life of these sculptures. Erwin Wurm’s utilization of the media of photography and video is highly distinctive and enables him to include not only the classical parameters of sculpture – gravity, weight, static equilibrium, stability, materiality, form – but additionally the parameter of time. Human bodies in combination with objects and positions they can only hold for a few moments are an ideal means of extending sculpture into the realm of the media.

Erwin Wurm was born in 1954 and lives and works in Vienna.

Austria, a country on the continent of Europe

Why don’t we let the man speak for himself?

See the full interview in high quality here:
http://prettycoolpeopleinterviews.submarinechannel.nl/interviews/item/25

Here’s some of his “One-Minute Sculptures”

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One response to “What Do the Chili Peppers Have to Do With Art?

  1. Nell Ruby ⋅

    is it sculpture or is it performance?

    check out
    Sandy Skoglund painstaking set ups:
    http://www.batguano.com/bgma/skoglund.html
    and
    Marcel Duchamp’s “ready mades”
    http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=81631

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