The installation “Chandelier avec bustes de mannequins” ("Candleholder with mannequin busts") has the form of a gigantic chandelier made of mannequins. It comes from a group of pieces created by the artist in 2006 dedicated to the issue of “deposits” (understood both in the geological and medical senses). What is important to the artist is the aspect of “hardening or tempering” the material – but also human attitudes. The artist describes the human condition: the will to compete, seek out the enemy and engage in physical confrontation and violence. The forging of attitudes and hiding out in the trenches of one’s own ideological positions creates, in effect, knots and tangles – like deposits or tumours on the social body. The deposit is symbolised by the tape-bound mannequins who create this peculiar chandelier which sheds no light and emanates no warmth.
Medium: wood, brown tape, bubble wrap
Format: 280×470×170 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Katarzyna Prokesz Index: MSN:4300-14/2014 Acquisition date: Sep 4, 2014 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage