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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dry Tooling

Pretty funny, and it turns out the climber is actually a serious performance artist, sculptor, and metal fabricator named Abe Ferraro. He was climbing a gallery wall in this bit. In another piece, at the Sculpture Space in Utica, New York, in 2006, Ferraro worked out on a Stationary Climber while connected to a jig that mirrored his movements and created drawings. "Contained within the drawing jig is a marker, which is linked via cables to both my arms, so as I extend either arm it causes the marker to move," Ferraro wrote. "The performance lasts as long as I can endure or a roughly predetermined time limit.... Through real sweat the Stationary Climber depicts the struggle (mentally and physically) that artists undergo during the realization of art."

1 comment:

Jamie Thompson said...

Abraham Ferraro rules! :-)