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Kollectiv, Pil, 2015, Show, Exhibition or Event, Concrete gown for immaterial flows

Abstract or Description:

Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows was a sculptural installation and performance commissioned by the Hayward Gallery as part of the Mirrorcity exhibition (14 October 2014 - 4 January 2015). In an age of increasingly abstract power, ideology is disavowed as a twentieth century relic. We are instead told we are governed by pragmatic decisions based on charts and figures. Responding to this notion, Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows is comprised of a concrete materialisation of abstract financial charts. It forms a stage upon which a series of live music performances take place. Musicians were commissioned to produce new interpretations of Nathan Alterman's "Morning Song", an old Zionist love song to the state, promising to clothe it in concrete and cement. Thus, the immateriality of financial transactions is made physical and given the monumental language it lacks in a patriotic offering for our times.

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
CollaboratorKollectiv, GaliaUNSPECIFIED
Official URL: http://mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk/pil-and-ga...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Funders: Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 12:31
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 12:31
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2273

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