Marcus Orlandi & Balint Szombathy

The work comes from an anti consumerist ideology, wanting to make something out of nothing. The sculptural interventions directly relate to the space and surrounding Brockley where a lot of these items where found. Tower is the large sculpture in the corner of the room, made as a monument to discarded items, once useful, now forgotten. Both colour and shape are prominent features of the piece composed instinctively in an almost painterly way.

 

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The installation should be seen as collage or assemblage. There a series of works in the space that comment (in varying degrees) on the neoliberal confines of contemporary life. You Are Probably Being Exploited, is a proposal for a live performance work to be, at some stage, performed in central London. Un-brella is a simple subversion of a traditional item, one I see as being associated with the upper classes of business men or golf club membership. In this instance, a found umbrella discarded on the street has had its corporate logo hidden and colours emphasised to evoke the lines of a soviet flag.

The works are part of an ongoing series and reflections on the work Bauhaus by Bálint Szombathy. I was very interested in his take on art reflecting life and the merging of the two by using his own domestic setting as a site for impoverished performance. The piece Tower is directly inspired by this piece and is also an extension of a project made last year called Second Home.

 

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