‘Escapology’

A photographer wraps me in a rainbow sac, binds me with rope, takes shots and frees me.

“Escapology’ is an ongoing project in collaboration with different photographers from all around the world.

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From: ‘Ivan Lupi’s Circadian Rhythm’, ‘Escapology’, performance. Art Karoo, Oudtshoorn. South Africa. Picture by Wilhelm Vincent.

‘Fountain’

In 1917, Duchamp changed the original significance of a urinal, re-contextualizing it as a work of art, with the aim to shift the focus from art as mere physical crafting to a deeper intellectual interpretation.
Gender is often something I concern myself with when it comes to my art.
In this piece, I display myself as a urinal, placed in the middle of an art exhibition. The audience (of any gender) will be given the freedom to “use” me, should they feel the need, while interacting with other works.

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From: ‘Ivan Lupi’s Circadian Rhythm’, ‘Fountain’, performance. Featured in the exhibition: ‘Versier’. Art Karoo. Oudtshoorn. South africa. Picture by Wilhelm Vincent.

 

‘Act of faith’

Take your place on the platform in one of the four points indicated by the fruit and say “Hi”. Eat some fruit if you feel like it while we share the present moment. You can stand as long as you like. You could also take my place once I’ve left.

In times where politics has reduced itself to low entertainment tuned to the annihiliation of the thinking of the masses, the artist’s responsibility is to stand vigil over the boundaries that separate true history from propaganda.

To make art today is to find a form of easy dialogue that faces in ever more directions, cultural, territorial, political, historical, ethnic.

The body stands like a tablet, a vessel, a flag. The body cannot stop reinterpreting history nor offering a vulnerable greeting that creates a space for the sharing of a conversation.

Art is not something we make. Art is there already and it blossoms at the moment where artist and audience bring their own personal contribution to a conversation that has philosophical and social value.
This is the genesis of art.

 

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From: ‘Act of faith’, performance. Government Museum and Art College. Chandigarh. India. Picture by Jeetin Rangher.