Sunday, March 1, 2009

Artist: Solange Ledwith

Human Glass Wrap (2007)
Performance / video

This performance uses the body, wet newspaper and hot glass. The body,
encompassed by media, words, articles, and breaking news; the stuff in
our everyday lives that assist in forming who and what we are, is dressed/
wrapped with hot glass.
Ultimately, the roles of the materials are reversed: the protective skin of
paper symbolizes the bombardment of media and the subliminal toll that it
takes on the individual and the seemingly “dangerous” material (hot glass) in
actuality imposes no threat.

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