REBECCA HORN Born 1944, Germany

"In 1964 I was 20 years old and living in Barcelona, in one of those hotels where you rent rooms by the hour. I was working with glass fiber, without a mask, because nobody said it was dangerous, and I got very sick. For a year I was in a sanatorium. My parents died. I was totally isolated."
Sketch. Cornucopia, 1968-9
Sketch. Unicorn. 1968-9
Body Fan. 1972.
Cockfeather. 1973.
Cockatoo Mask. 1973.
The Feathered Prison Fan. 1978.

Space and Boundary

Chris Sessler

  • body as a mechanical system
  • reminder of the skeletal system
  • extension into the limits of space
  • precision focuses on process art
  • imprisonment
  • the missing other/human hybrid
Extensions. 1974.

"The finger gloves are made from such a light material, that I can move my fingers without effort. I feel, touch, grasp with them, yet keep a certain distance from the objects that I touch. The lever action of the lengthened fingers intensifies the sense of touch in the hand. I feel myself touching, see myself grasping, and control the distance between myself and the objects."

Scratching Both Walls at Once

Berlin Exercises in Nine Pieces

Twinkling
Feathers dancing on shoulders.
Two little fish remember a dance
The jungle sheds her skin

DOES THIS APPLY TO SOCIETY TODAY?

maybe.

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Created with images by Lawrence Rayner - "Feathers" • Ridderhof - "background concrete stone"

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