Acrylic, Medium, Sound and Time on Canvas
The painting/sound sculpture is the evidence of the making from audience participation in the Hans Brinker Budget Trophy.
24 hours healing
2014 - 2015
People have long attached human qualities to inanimate objects as a way of honoring this possessions important space in our lives.
In these works, I am interested in the painting healing activity and painting as-an-object more than the materiality of the paint and plaster.
Painting is an object who’s specific purpose is to- be- painted.
A plaster bandage is normally a material used to provide support to a body part as healing takes place.
I have personalized the painting by concentrating only in its “healing” performance for a day, by giving the canvas an object-like quality as well as internal and external movement.
The canvas has created by time itself. at the back of the painting , attached on the wall, there is a motor devise, like an analogue clock, rotating the canvas clockwise.Over the painting there is a dripping black acrylic,slowly falling on the canvas while its rotating by every second.The painting then, was created by the base unit of time, the space conditions during 3 hours, 27 minutes and 13 seconds, implied also on the title.
The real objects are becoming a medium of real action in space and time, maybe this painting should be looked as it was portrait of itself!
There would be an anti composition in the painting formalized by the “presences”: time and gravity and characterized by its slow drying process.
The extra virgin olive oil, dark yellow, almost greenish would be uncontrollably cascaded down the canvas and reach beyond the surface where –by obeying the law of gravity- would stretch down to drip on the foil.
The olive oil as a material is very direct and fluid, it has a sense of immediacy
which allows it to flow unceasingly.
It can be traced later, back to the visible sliding marks on the canvas, when almost all the prime surface is bare.