The colombian artist Carlos Maria Romero has invited various artists to this project, in this case dancer/choreographer Marcus Baldemar, to develop a collection of works that explore the intersection between live-presence and the notion of sculpture.
The process takes the psychiatric concept of paraphilia, as a sexual arousal to objects, situations or individuals, and its relation to fetishes, to articulate the creation of objecthood. Partly relating to the practice of living sculpture, recurrent in the art realm, in vaudeville and on the streets of every capital, the project will be confronted with a fucked up situation – not just objects representing humans, but the other way around: humans representing sculptures or objects – a theater classic of transvestism.
This work will be staged in different cities throuout 2013.
It is going to be developed in collaboration with one artist at a time with previous online preparation. Its working sessions in each place should be maximum 5 days long including the presentation date and will take no longer than 6h per day. The piece should last no less than 30 minutes on each occasion. This work is a collection, but every piece is a unique work too. It can be sold.
(With the support of the DEPARTS network. DEPARTS is funded by the European Commission, Culture program.)