PETER WILLIAM HOLDEN / ARABESQUE
Dans mes récents travaux, je me suis intéressé à travers la sculpture non seulement aux trois dimensions, mais aussi à une quatrième : la dimension de temps.
J’ai essayé de créer un travail qui se développe, s’adapte et régresse. Un travail qui se situe quelque part entre les notions conventionnelles de l’art pictural et une sorte de performance. « Arabesque » est la naturelle continuation de cette exploration, une animation en temps réel.
In his recent work, Peter William Holden has concerned himself not only with the sculpting of three dimensions but also with a fourth: the dimension of time. I have attempted to create work that evolves, adapts and regresses. Work which falls somewhere between conventional notions of pictorial art and a kind of performance. “Ara- besque” is the natural continuation of this exploration — a real time animation. With its roots in Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” and the alchemist’s laboratory, the installation presents itself as a mechanical flower: a simulacrum of nature. Life sized human body parts, impaled upon steel, move and sway and dance. The limbs, translucent and livid, bare their internal robotic mechanisms to the gaze of the viewer. The wiring itself is an aesthetic expression deliberately integrated into the installation to bring chaotic lines of abstract form to con- trast with the organized symmetry of the body parts. The lifeblood of this organism is air and when activated this air flows invisibly, bestowing movement to these mechanisms and its presence is only betrayed when exhaled loudly from the valves at- tached to the serpentine air hose.This combined with the rattle of relays and the tandem clattering of pistons to produce a hypermodern accompaniment to the music of Strauss. Part cinema, part theatre, “Arabesque” can be viewed form a multitude of angles, revealing a kaleidoscope of beautiful shapes and patterns created from the human form.
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