"it has no front nor back, no bottom nor top
but offers itself to multiple presentations instead"
walking sticks: the path.
1. Andre Cadere (I continually find myself coming back to this work. a work that was transported to a gallery that it might not have been invited to. a true wallflower. aren't the wallflowers always the most interesting ones at the party anyhow?)
2. COMMUNE created these walking sticks for ACE Hotel and Swim Club. They are hand made for the stylish hiker. They are a limited run so only available while they last. go here..
"Cadere referred to his wood bars as “peinture sans fin” – “unlimited painting” – which redefined the boundaries of the medium and broke with traditional ways of seeing. The form of the rod does not prescribe a privileged point of view – it has no front nor back, no bottom nor top – but offers itself to multiple presentations instead: The bars can be laid out on the floor, fixed to the wall or can lean against it; they can also, theoretically, be moved from one place to another.
The aspect of mobility plays an important role in Cadere’s conceptual approach: In his “promenades-performances”, the artist walked – bar in hand – through the urban context, “occupying” with it public spaces (such as the street, the subway or a restaurant) and thus demonstrating the relative independence in the presentation of his art from the institutional context. At the same time, Cadere attended – whether invited or not – openings of gallery and museum exhibitions (such as, for instance, in 1972 documenta 5), in order to present his wood bars and get the public involved in discussions about his work."
(andre cadere text via here....)
enjoy your walk, or as ROLU might say,
please enjoy the time as it passes.