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Plotone (Platoon), 2005 - fortlaufend

Druckluftbehälter, Druckregler, Elektroanschlüsse, Partytröten, Plastikschläuche
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Courtesy Künstlerin und Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
Set in tight ranks, the cylinders of compressed air that comprise Lara Favaretto’s Plotone (Platoon) suggest a military formation. Atop each tank is a red foil party whistle, which unfurls randomly when an electronic timing device allows air to escape the cylinder’s valve, as if sticking out its tongue or giving a halfhearted salute. Evoking human traits and behaviours through the dispassionate, automated action of machines, Favaretto works within a rich tradition of modern art that, for over a century, has modelled our anxious relationship with technology. Referring to the work as a ‘defeated army’, the artist undercuts the celebratory connotations of her materials. Despite its party favours, her platoon of metaphorical soldiers can hardly be said to be celebrating; controlled by computers, it gradually exhausts itself, depleting its air reserves.

(Aus dem Katalog)

 

© Foto: Haupt & Binder

Lara Favaretto in Sharjah

Just Knocked Out. Modifizierte Version ihrer in MoMA PS1, New York, gezeigten Schau, 15. Dezember 2012 - 6. Februar 2013 im Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah.

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