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Benedikt Tolar (CZ)

Living statue I VANA BE of Benedikt Tolar is the artist's artistic response to the theme of water as a precious resource, which he connects with the principles of up-cycling of outdated bathroom bathtubs that inherently belong to socialist housing in high-rise buildings.


I VANA BE ... "32, white, horizontal x vertical, purity, cleansing, baptism, womb - eternal longing for return, phallus, eternal longing for heaven, standard, middle class, 6,080 liters of water, scarcity x surplus...

Height: 6,5m (with base 6,7m)
Diameter: 2m, metal base is 4x4x0,16m

Weight: 2t statue + 1,6t metal base [load 225kg / 1 sq.m.]
32 used enamel baths
Material: enamel, rubber, steel, paint (extra lights and sound in the live version)
32 LED lights, audio

Previous exhibitions:

Licht Festival - Gent - Feb 2024

Fete de Lumieres - Lyon - Dec 2023

Constellation de Metz - Jun - Sep 2023

BLIK BLIK - Pilsen - March 2022

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