Parade, 2014, installation and performance, steel, wood, rope, dimensions variable, 12 hours
Photo: Clemens Habicht
PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS
Originally commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney, 'Parade' consists of a series of upright metal pipes shaped to form ladders and bars, pulley systems and weights, all sitting atop a large platform that emphasised its sculptural, object status, as well as its theatrical presence and the notion of ‘demonstration’...Most precisely, 'Parade' links to a type of performance art that explores body and movement. A derivation but radical departure from dance to a more social/sculptural relationship between body, space, object and audience that takes its cue from the actions of the commonplace, or Michel de Certeau’s ‘everyday’, and references a certain awareness of Karl Marx’s theory of surplus labour.
- Juliana Engberg