Monthly Archives: November 2012

Circus in China

One of the most spectacular arts of China is of course circus. This art has been originated from the every day working routine of the plain peasants. During performing their every day activities the people used every single opportunity to develop their stamina and adroitness. Later the circus art became the obligatory part of Chinese martial and religious ceremonies. That’s why a wide range of weapon and household utensils are used in the modern Chinese circus performances. In the past the people used the things that they could easily find in their houses, such as plates or jars. Using plain chairs and other pieces of furniture the people developed the flexibility of their their bodies. Many of the acrobatic performances were originally some certain kinds of sports or games.

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Rob Mulholland

Rob Mulholland is a Scottish artist who became famous mainly for his uncanny sculptures and installations. The models of Mulholland remind humans but being made of mirrored Perspex they look like actual ghosts haunting Scottish forests and lakes. The series Vestige consists of several Perspex-made male and female figures. And the view is really moving and disturbing at the same time. Initially Mulholland wanted to reveal the idea of human influence on nature. “The essence of who we are as individuals in relationship to others and our given environment forms a strong aspect of my artistic practice. In Vestige I wanted to explore this relationship further by creating a group, a community within the protective elements of the woods, reflecting the past inhabitants of the space”. The models distort the surrounding so that it looks very eerie and mysterious.

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