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Vol. 45 - 1995


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Matthew Barney

Sarah Lucas

Roman Signer

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Elliott Puckette

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Christian Marclay

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mannerist Variations on Matthew Barney

  • Author: Michel Onfray
  • Artist: Matthew Barney
  • Section: Collaboration

Matthew Barney 95 Suspension (Cremaster) Secretion (Pearl) Secret (Biology)

  • Author: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
  • Artist: Matthew Barney
  • Section: Collaboration

Matthew Barney and Beyond

  • Author: Keith Seward
  • Artist: Matthew Barney
  • Section: Collaboration

Matthew Barney’s Gonadotrophic Cavalcade

  • Author: Norman Bryson
  • Artist: Matthew Barney
  • Section: Collaboration

Bollocks

  • Author: Carl Freedman
  • Artist: Sarah Lucas
  • Section: Collaboration

She Gives as Good as She Gets

  • Author: Jerry Saltz
  • Artist: Sarah Lucas
  • Section: Collaboration

The Fine Line Between This and That

  • Author: Collier Schorr
  • Artist: Sarah Lucas
  • Section: Collaboration

Where Does It All End? Sarah Lucas interviewed by Jan van Adrichem

  • Author: Jan van Adrichem / Sarah Lucas
  • Artist: Sarah Lucas
  • Section: Collaboration

Action with a Fuse. Modifying the Denotation of Detonation

  • Author: Max Wechsler
  • Artist: Roman Signer
  • Section: Collaboration

Re: Learning Signer

  • Author: Colin De Land
  • Artist: Roman Signer
  • Section: Collaboration

Roman Signer—Prometheus’s Delay

  • Author: Jean-Yves Jouannais
  • Artist: Roman Signer
  • Section: Collaboration

Roman Signer’s Sculptural Events

  • Author: Konrad Bitterli
  • Artist: Roman Signer
  • Section: Collaboration

Rupture or Continuity

  • Author: Pia Viewing
  • Artist: Roman Signer
  • Section: Collaboration

Sculptural Laboratory Experiments. The Method in Roman Signer’s Pyrotechnic Ma…

  • Author: Christoph Doswald
  • Artist: Roman Signer
  • Section: Collaboration

It’s Not Just an Image. A Conversation with Chantal Akerman

  • Author: Michael Tarantino
  • Artist: Chantal Akerman
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

William Forsythe: Where Balance Is Lost and the Unfinished Begins

  • Author: Heidi Gilpin
  • Artist: William Forsythe
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Geoff Lowe and Tower Hill

  • Author: Robyn McKenzie
  • Artist: Geoff Lowe
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Nature’s Mosh Pit. Fear and Proximity in the Discovery Channel

  • Author: Neville Wakefield
  • Section: Cumulus

Look Homeward, Angel (You Can’t Go Home Again) Some Nomadic Artworks of the Po…

  • Author: Thomas McEvilley
  • Artist: Jannis Kounellis
  • Section: Cumulus

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Introduction

Explosive One of the collaboration artists in this issue, Roman Signer, has an affection for explosives. Motivated by a delight in observing physical processes, Signer is both dramaturge and di¬rector of the theater of natural forces. He unleashes the hidden potential of materials and, in images of anarchistic whimsy, he meditates on the danger and poetry of ordinarily latent processes which surface only as accidents or as functionally oriented aspects of our quotidian economy.

Equally “explosive” are the approaches of the other two collaboration artists, Sarah Lucas and Matthew Barney. They also engineer states of being, subtly operating in liberated, or yet to be liberated, territories.

Both Barney and Signer emphasize the strong sculptural intent of their work. Actions, films, and photographs circumscribe objects that underscore the transience of things. Matthew Barney lures our gaze towards physiological processes in which cells and organs, flaring up in rococo agitation, are transmuted into figures of uniquely sexual beauty. Before our very eyes, Sarah Lucas blows up the discreet social and behavioral structures that govern our civilized lives. The specific brand of humor which inhabits her art results from rubbing up against the “pure air” that prevails in an art world unaccustomed to deal¬ing in certain “vulgarities.” This issue of Parkett is an invitation to journey through images of wild and audacious beauty, enhanced by the delicate commentary of dynamic loops and flourishes of Elliott Puckette’s Insert. Bice Curiger