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Mai-Thu Perret

A Portable Apocalypse Ballet (Red Ring), 2008

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Sculpture, opaque non-toxic polyurethane resin, color cast with instant polyurethane pigments, clothing designed by Ligia Dias, beige viscose fabric with white accents
and metal buttons, black leather belt,
modacrylic light brown wig, solid cast
polyurethane resin base, painted, neon
ring powered by 12 V CE and UL approved universal wall adapter, 14 3/4 x 7 x 7”
(37,5 x 17,8 x 17,8 cm) production by Gamla Model Makers, Feasterville, PA, USA,
Ed. 45/XX, signed and numbered certificate

The purity of the circle, unassailable with eyes closed in order to see.


“...Perret explores the ambivalence between object and action, the gap between a transitive instrument (either revolutionary or ritualistic) and the object reified by a sociocultural, institutional, or market-based system. Her work, as she conceives of it, is a dispassionate assessment of forms and the hypothetical permanence of their messages.” Julien Fronsacq, Parkett No. 84, 2008

$ 2,800.00


“The multidisciplinary, installation based work of Mai Thu Perret is primarily influenced by her fictional written work, The Crystal Frontier, which the artist has been writing since 1999. The narrative details the lives of a group of women who form a commune called New Ponderosa Year Zero in the New Mexican desert. Integrating feminist politics with art historical reference, craft and textile, Perret creates various literary and visual structures for her own creative explorations of the world as seen here in her figure of a dancer with a neon ring “A Portable Apocalypse Ballet (Red Ring).” -Artspace


> See short video excerpt with Mai Thu Perret about some aspects of her art.