Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Falling Back To Earth

 I will apologise now for the overload of photos. On Sunday I went to the Gallery Of Modern Art in Brisbane to see the Cai Guo-Qiang art installation called, " Falling Back To Earth". The first installation was called, "Head On"  and it consisted of 99 wolves in a vertical loop, only to hit a glass wall before returning to the beginning.

 The installation is all about human nature and how we gain power and momentum through unity.
The glass wall suggests that we may not  even be aware of an obstacle and that invisible barriers are sometimes the hardest walls to destroy. All in all it was a  pretty amazing and very clever.

 The next installation was called, "Heritage" and it was mind blowing. This installation also has 99 animals from all around the world, gathered together to drink from a single waterhole. This installation was massive in size and I loved everything about it.

 Walking around this installation I had a lump in my throat and I was finding it really hard not to cry.  Like the single drip that breaks the surface of the water and interrupts the stillness of the room. The installation raises questions that activates the strange and peaceful tableau, what brought these animals together, and how can the predators and prey in this gathering relate to each other? If Heritage portrays the perfect paradise, does it also symbolise Earth's sorrow? That's direct from the programme, and it resonates so well with what I was feeling while I was there.

If you have a chance to see this exhibition please go, you wont be disappointed it is truly amazing!!!
Happy Hump Day and enjoy the rest of your week


Shybiker said...

What an interesting take on nature. Art can provoke thought and these pieces do that well.

WritingMonique said...

This looks so amazing :) The animal look so real also!