Title: o.T. (Hoffnung/hope)
Artist: Domingo Chaves (Beletage Art Space)
Date: Once a day
Time: 18:00 h
Place: First floor
The performance is part of a larger group of stand still performances by Domingo Chaves, which represents the relationship between the artist and his artwork.
Inspired by the “living statues” of street performers, Chaves performance oscillates between satire and monument, intending to question certain perceptions of value and purpose by portraying failure rather than success.
The kneeling pose of the artist can be interpreted as a hoping, praying, mourning or thinking gesture. The artwork made out of wire and paper presents itself as a fragile, torn, tattered and undefined object of use, as opposed to a shiny object of neat craftsmanship.