Party Time Folks!

Came across this installation by Paola Pivi, called ‘it’s a cocktail party’ (watch video via the link). The installation comprises nine objects made of polished steel, each consisting of 16-feet-tall pipe, a pump, and a basin. In each installation, a fluid, either red wine, almond syrup, glycerin, black ink, olive oil, espresso, water, facial tonic or woodruff syrup, is circulating continuously dropping in one massive jet from the 5 inches pipes opening into the basin.

While I’m not a fan of installation art, this one really caught my eye. I’m really trying to understand the ‘why’ and ‘what do you achieve out of it’ of installation art. Itss quite intriguing that an artist spend so much time and substance on installations that are so temporary. How does it feel when it has got to be dismantled? I’m looking for answers…..

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3 Responses to “Party Time Folks!”

  1. bobbywashere Says:

    Yeah, I’m not a big fan of installation art either, an expensive medium for such a temporary experience. I know allot of architects seem to draw inspiration from installations due to the use of space. I like the thinking behind this concept but guess you need to see this in person to connect or understand the ‘why’ or ‘what’ the creator was aiming for.

    Bobby M

  2. yes, i agree you need to ‘be there’. in fact, i have seen a number of installations live, but have not really had a one-to-one with the artist. so maybe that’s what i should aim for next time :)

  3. bobbywashere Says:

    Yeah have a chat with them or see if they have a blog and maybe you could speak with them that way.

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