RACHEL DE JOODE

a peanut, half a horse, a chicken foot, a burning cigarette and a black hole

source: coolhunting

Rachel de Joode is a Berlin-based sculptor who specializes in still lifes made from materials like a stack of Kraft singles, an oozing banana, a wooden club piercing a pile of white bread, wigs, people and a giant inflatable chicken foot. Her most recent work “Life is Very Long” is a part sculpture, part performance piece composed of tennis gravel, styrofoam and 60 frozen Dr. Oetker pizzas. She draws inspiration from history, philosophy, space travel and obscure scientific facts, which may help to explain why she classified the sculpture “A Peanut, Half a Horse, a Chicken Foot, a Burning Cigarette and a Black Hole” as “magic-surreal inflatable neo-dada”. If that doesn’t clear things up, perhaps this explanation will shed some light:

“The elements displayed have individually symbolic meanings: the peanut metaphors evolution, primates and a mental condition, half a wild horse is a metaphor for amputation, restrainment and magic shows (box sawing trick). The burning cigarette is a metaphor for fire (the element), smoke (blurred vision) and the dawning of the end, the chicken foot is a voodoo charm which is symbolically used for the “scratching” of the vision of the future. The black disk is representing a black hole which is a symbol for the mighty unknown. Together these ingredients form an inflatable perspective of the future human condition, revealing the dawning of the end of the post-modern world.”
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source: biboloid

Rachel de Joode es una artista holandesa cuyo “trabajo gira en torno a la matriz de la vida cotidiana.” Crea “instalaciones, esculturas, fotografías y performances”. Rachel indaga en la capacidad del objeto de transferir y medir nuestra “humanidad”. “¿Por qué estamos aquí? ” y ” ¿Qué significa ser un ser humano hoy en día? ” Intenta comprender estas preguntas “mediante la investigación de la semiótica contemporánea de los artefactos domésticos , los flujos de información , la religión , la naturaleza humana o a si misma.”
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source: artspycn

Rachel de Joode是一位生活在柏林的荷兰艺术家。近年来,她创作的大量雕塑作品通过对独树一帜的材料、概念和创作方式的使用而打破了人们的常规认知。她的作品带有明显的这个时代的特色,利用了技术、孤立以及高度饱和的信息交流等主题。但是她的阐释仍然保持着一种独特感,即使其面对了一些相当明显的影响。此外,Rachel de Joode还是《META》杂志的联合创始人兼艺术总监。