Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Wolf stream

China is good at making fakes. They are so good, they have stepped beyond human things and are taking on nature. Like fake eggs, for which assembly instructions can be found here. I have even heard of fake apples.

Cai Guo-Qiang has exploited this mastery in faking for Head On, a brilliant installation where 99 wolves, made in Chinese factories from sheep coats ('a wolf in sheep's clothing'!), are frozen like they are part of a bullet time sequence as they stream through the air and crash into a screen.

I am sure there is some lesson in here about the potentially negative outcomes of blindly following the crowd but I just think it is a real visual treat.

He likes floating things. Like these from Inopportune: Stage Two:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i loooove this!