Sunday, July 23, 2006

On Volition, Longevity and Decision Making


By consistently re-visiting, re-composing, and thus re-authorising the Darmstadt Block, Joseph Beuys designated each of its successive states ‘authentic.’ He reinterpreted the Block with every visit, thereby emphasising its capacity for flux. ‘My sculpture is not fixed and finished. Processes continue in most of them: chemical reactions, fermentations, color changes, decay, drying up. Everything is in a state of change,’ Beuys once announced...

Passing through, Sam Renseiw caught a rare, continuous glimpse of 4 of Beuys' Darmstadt Block Spaces, curiously in a fine state of deodorised flux, neatly dusted, complete with new carpet. Enjoy the visual part by cliking here or make yourself felt above.(patafilm #217, 02'17'', 10.2 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version here)

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