100 x 25 cm
Not For Sale
An artwork extended experience inspired by the iconographic theme of the late medieval Macabre Dance, namely a dance between living beings and skeletons. The iconographic subject, with the traditional function of memento mori, expresses an individualistic vision of death, but at the same time denotes a grotesque image of life and its often useless worries.The recent pandemic, due to Covid-19, has reminded humanity that the balance of life on the planet is rather fragile and delicate. Human beings represent a system and, just like in the iconography of the macabre dance, social hierarchies are not important if compared to the plague or the world pandemic.
Exhibitions with this piece
Welcome to Concrete House .art which features curated pavilions and an exhibition of digital artists selected through an open call. The curated pavilions include Ars Electronica’s partners, .ART’s artist in residence Medina Kasimova and a selection of work from .ART’s and Arlekin Players Theatre’s collaborative project ZeroGravity.art, directed by Igor Golyak and featuring the renowned choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov. Concrete House .art participants join the space for playful reflections on the creation of virtual environments.