Exhibiting now until June 13th in Berlin's Peres Project Gallery - Art's badboy, Terence Koh is showcasing his new exhibit which depicts a perfect mirror image of his body only at two-thirds of the size, complete with bunny ears, and covered with 65,000 faux pearls.
In making the work, Koh had his body scanned three-dimensionally, and, using the resulting data, was able to reproduce an exact replica of his body in the size he would have been as a boy.
In an interview with the artist on the gallery's site the gallery's curator asked Terence what it was like having his body 3-D scanned? He replied, "I loved it. I love that I am preserved in 3D now in a form, and i want to distribute this information into the internet." Swide can't wait to see the next twist in the scuplture's tale.
Read more form the interview here www.peresprojects.com
The sculpture was initially presented a few feet away from the sea in Yokohama as part of a site-specific performance, in the dark, flanked by two boys wearing loin cloths. Terence Koh appeared, painted head to toe in white, and wearing a similar loin wrapping, to lead several boys in a procession, several of which carried the wood sculpture to the seafront, where it was placed atop its pedestal. He then climbed up to the sculpture, tied the ears of the sculpture with strings from his loin cloth, and then climbed on to the matching pedestal. The boys then walked underneath the string bridge and one by one flung a pearl into the sea.
"Boy by the Sea" will be on view at Peres Projects (Schlesische Str. 26, 10997 Berlin) through June 13, 2009.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M and by appointment.
For further information or reproductions contact Margherita Belaief at +49 30 6162 6962, or Margherita@PeresProjects.com or Javier Peres at Javier@PeresProjects.com.
Source & Photo Credit: www.peresprojects.com