Art of movement

Art of movement

Basel (ch), 12. May 2016 – the restorators of the museum tinguely in basel are standing in front of an almost unbelievable problem: on the 3. September this year is to attend "le safari de la mort moscovite" at the "grandprix tinguely" in friborg. The kinetic artwork, which somewhat contemporaries reminded of a vehicle from the "mad max" coin films and was crowned by a sense, was created in 1989 by jean tinguely for an exhibition in moscow. It is based on a previously used renault 5 (r5) and has not been driven for about 20 years. The car is supposed to symbolize death and refer to the undertaking of the western luxury. How appropriate does no one be predicting what can be damaged in the planned ride in friborg on the vehicle.

Le safari de la mort moscovite was on a route. Tinguelyy’s assistant seppi imhof’s assistant should have turned with him in 1990 repeatedly around the exhibition building in moscow. An alleged nightly detour to the red place is not occupied. Only a photomontage of the photographer leonardo bezzola shows the vehicle before the snowy kremlin.

The foundation of the artwork is a renault 5 special model "safari", which is not quite clear where it comes from. It may be the used car of a well-known tinguely, which was converted from the artist to a so-called kinetic construction. In addition to the sense already mentioned, tinguely and imhof were mounted several imposing animal scrapes and other finds such as a plush dog, a plastic flower and a rotating grapevine to the body of the r5. A total of eight raders from different materials are powered by straps and a chain. At the rear is a motorcycle wheel, which can be omitted and then drives through the propulsion the other raders. In the museum, a small electric motor has been installed for this. The eight animal scrapes are also integrated into the movement sequence. They were trophies of a coarse deildejager and come part of antelopes and buffets.

Manifest of the moment

Tinguelyse’s approach was like the restorer albrecht gumlich in basel, quite unusual. The artists have kept new parts to the vehicle, turning his head away and seppi imhof tits her shortly. Guido kuhn, professor for cross-media design at the srh hochschule heidelberg, tinguely connoisseur and specialist for old cars, describes tinguely’s way of working like this: "he was a trained decorator, his farm was the effect, not eternity."According to kuhn, a single look at the artwork, that here" was not worked for the rest of the times, but from the moment for the moment ". So to speak with the "method of decorator" as "manifesto of the moment".

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