Around Life is a Body We Are Part Of

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Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto created four biomorphic installations for –a Mentoring young Artists exhibition w/ guest video artist Evandro Machado, titled- “Madness is Part of Life” at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo.

The main artpiece A vida é um corpo do qual fazemos parte or LIBWPO (Life Is a Body We Are Part Of), made of synthetic strings and plastic balls consists of two parts and visitors are invited to move, sit or lay down in “Zoid aisle up and the ovule living room”.

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Neto describes his work with the following: “It is a sculpture to be experienced. We also have the idea to lift people up close to the glass building in such a way that would cause them to experience some vertigo, or at least deal with the feeling of floating in the “Sky”. The piece is a work which deals with stability – how we move, desire and fear.”


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“Through this title we would like to challenge some human positions which place us at the center of the universe, multiverse, etc. The idea that takes our mind out of our body as if it were something supernatural beyond nature, as culture would be out of nature and not part of it.”

Close to LIBWPO stands a macro scale recreation of Neto’s work from 1989 called Copula Invertida, a combination of two others works called Prumo and Peso (Plumb and Weight).






A vida é um corpo do qual fazemos parte or Life Is a Body We Are Part Of 2012, is part of Neto’s series Balanço (Swing)

photos by  Jérémie Souteyrat

Read more at Espace Louis Vuitton

via design boom

also check out:

C’élula Nave (It happens in the body of time, where thuth dances), Ernesto Neto’s  intallation for the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen here

and a crocheted playground at Hakone Open-Air Museum, designed and constructed by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-McAdam here

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