Dolores Flores One
life to live 2008
The installation is a sculptural
cityscape, four words: one life to live. The words are positioned
separately, assembled into a circle. The surface of the words are
printed with binary numbers, symbolizing our computerized age.
Hundreds of paper figures are installed on and throughout the
installation in diverse poses full of physical expression and
individuality. In the center of the installation is a ruptured
foundation, with groups of figures mounted on various segments, as
if it is all in motion disarranged, finding new order, or falling
apart? The theme of the installation is the transiency of life,
propagating the importance of the moment, here and now. The figures
represent a society on the search for new and positive
perspectives.The narrative aspect combined with the philosophy that
art can be seen as acatalyst for social interaction and
understanding is a fundamental aspect in the installations when
working with these paper figures. Each figure is an original torn
and folded to form, made out the valueless mass product “
tropfenfänger” the tissue paper ring that is attached to the bottom
of a beer glass, to absorb the foam drippings, a German tradition.
This paper ring was the inspiration behind the making of the society
the „beer people“.