Friday, August 24, 2018

Jumana Manna at SALTS


Do bones sweat? does the Venus of Willendorf pour? Question wondered in a sauna filled filled with body porcelain, your fragments heated. "...these structures seem like archeological fossils sweating out some tension."Mark Leckey's Big Box Statue Action has been an influential artwork.  You activate sculpture like almonds, place fans blowing at its feet, heat it, electrify it, give it a massage all in pretense to the possibility of its life, sprouting any moment.  The littlest suggestion of sculpture not being just object. Treating it as life. Naughty for its quasi spirituality and animism in an age of capitalist enumeration, how transgressive we're being, treating objects to spas.