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Box sized DIE featuring Holocausto Canibal

Box sized DIE featuring Holocausto Canibal

João Onofre

Box sized DIE featuring Holocausto Canibal

João Onofre

In 1962 North American artist Tony Smith produced one of the very first minimal sculptures: a 1,83m steel cube entitled Die. The title is a wordplay: the cube’s 6 feet depth is jargon for how deep a grave should be dug. Inspired by this mid-20th century iconic artwork, João Onofre created a sculpture with the same outer features of Smith's work. The interior, however, is a soundproof room equipped to enclose a musical death metal band set. Onofre makes Smith's metaphor literal and adds a performance to the work as he transforms the cube into a container in which the band – Cannibal Holocaust from Porto – is confined, playing until the oxygen runs out. The performance is pushed to the limit and it is up to band members to decide its duration in what becomes a radical parable on the bond between art and life.

The sculpture will be on display throughout João Onofre's Once in a lifetime [repeat]exhibition at Culturgest entrance.

João Onofre presents Once in a Lifetime [Repeat] at Culturgest

17 MAY 2019
FRI 22:30

Culturgest entry
Free
M/12

On this day, the exhibition Once in a lifetime [repeat]  will close at 0:00. 

AUTHOR

João Onofre

 

INTERPRETATION

Holocausto Canibal death metal band

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