Davide Balula: Mimed Sculptures / Art Basel Unlimited 2016

Snapshot: Davide Balula: Mimed Sculptures (Galerie Frank Elbaz, Gagosian Gallery). Art Basel Unlimited 2016. Basel (Switzerland), June 15, 2016.

“Mimed Sculptures is a performed presentation of canonical works of sculpture. Above empty plinths of various sizes, a group of mimes will shape the air with their hands, rebuilding iconic modernist sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, David Smith, and Henry Moore.

Recalling the shallow objects of virtual reality, these invisible sculptures are perceptible only when their contours are being exposed and touched. Each fragment disappears once the mime’s hand moves, challenging the viewer’s visual memory to make out the form as a whole.”

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