Acclaimed French artist Christian Boltanski has created a recycled artwork called No Man’s Land in New York’s Park Avenue Armory. Made from 30 tons of discarded denims, shirts, jackets and other used garments, the haunting art installation is a huge 25-ft tall mountain (graveyard). No less than 45 rectangular 15-by-23-foot plots lie stretched out (dead) containing faded apparels. A Bay Crane then tosses these pieces into the air aimlessly.
Inherent symbolism adds a deep meaning to the installation. This is how the artist describes it:
You can hold onto the clothes, and even the heartbeats of many, many people. But you can’t keep anybody.
Another aspect that maintains the melancholic spirit is cardiac recordings that keep resonating inside the dome. The artist believes when an individual is no more, we can still cherish his memories through his recorded heartbeats. Running through June 13, I am sure the morosely attractive and meaningful installation will entertain a tremendous gathering.
Will you be there?
Via: NY Times