Model for Yona Friedman‘s ‘Ville Spatiale’.
From the series ‘Objects as Friends’ (2011) by Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.
Caroline McCarthy, ‘Souvenirs (Blue) & Golden Wonder’ (1998)
Cut-Out Swimming Pools from Holiday Brochures, Crisps, Shelving, Wire
The novel ‘Cosmos’ (1965) by Witold Gombrowicz.
“[…] In Cosmos, I am telling the simple story of a simple student. This student goes to spend his holidays as a paying guest in a house where he meets two women, one has a hideous mouth which has been ruined by a motor car accident, while the other has an attractive mouth. The two mouths are associated in his mind and become an obsession. On the other hand he has seen a sparrow hanging from a wire and a piece of wood hanging from a thread… . And all this, a little out of boredom, a little out of curiosity, a little out of love, out of violent passion, starts dragging him towards a certain means of action … to which he abandons himself, but not without skepticism. […] Cosmos is an ordinary introduction to an extraordinary world, to the wings of the world, if you like.” – W. Gombrowicz
John Bock, ‘Klappdiagramm’ (2013)
Wood, bicycle fork, textile, photograph, metal, wire, hinges, etc.
Navid Nuur, ‘Wiki Table’ (2012-2013)
Metal, marble, magnet, mirror, hot-water bottle, vitamin D, medallion, aluminum wire, linking ring.