Sunday, January 2, 2011

T- Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny

by Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny
via no wonders via designboom

while i am reading this post from no wonders, looking at the red pigmented free form of body figure with 40,000 worker bees engaging it, my room is playing Still Corners's Endless Summer(hear from it on my next post) . Amazingly this martyred figure is looking relieved and alive to me.

The suspended closed cabinet references the strict boundaries of society where the toil of everyday duty is masked by
the hope of eternal rest in an after-life promised by the believer. the bees are programmed to act
for their queen who puppet-rules for Libertiny. the viewer is able to recognize this element of
manipulation of the bees while ignorant to the invisible constraints and measures imposed
on our own existence. initially, Tomáš introduced a natural red pigment into the mold which bees
spread evenly across the whole figure. the red relates to blood and flesh and is also the only color
in the visible spectrum that bees do not see.

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