andrea hasler installs flesh sculptures on the swiss mountains andrea hasler installs flesh sculptures on the swiss mountains
sep 14, 2014

andrea hasler installs flesh sculptures on the swiss mountains

andrea hasler installs flesh sculptures on the swiss mountains
images courtesy of andrea hasler

 

 

 
overlooking the expansive swiss alps, artist andrea hasler has installed two site specific sculptures as part of a 6-week artist residency in verbier at 3-D foundation in switzerland. taking on the physical characteristics thematic throughout her practice, hasler has formed the two large-scale works to look like exposed flesh. the soft pink, blubbery, intestine-like figures are crafted from materials such as resin and wax, adopting eerily realistic attributes. the projects allude to the ostentatious, luxury tourism prevalent in the area during the winter months and adopts the exclusivity of swiss resorts as a creative catalyst.

andrea hasler installs luxury flesh sculpture on the swiss mountains
‘perishable goods’ overlooks the swiss alps

 

 

 

‘perishable goods’ is a pallet of compressed flesh, a fleshy square volume adorned with luxury gold chains. with the impression of the work being crudely dropped into the sculpture park, the piece suggests the intensity of the change of population in verbier in the winter months. while also referencing the need for emergency aid food pallets dropped off in disaster zones.

andrea hasler installs flesh sculptures on the swiss mountains
overlooking the landscape
image © cerise de carvalho

andrea hasler installs luxury flesh sculpture on the swiss mountains
materials like resin and wax allow the sculpture to adopt eerily realistic attributes

andrea hasler installs luxury flesh sculpture on the swiss mountains
gold chains adorn the flesh sculpture

andrea hasler installs luxury flesh sculpture on the swiss mountains
the two works created for 3-D foundation’s ‘mutations’ exhibition

 

 


preview clip of ‘avant/après’, video installation by andrea hasler 2014
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both works symbolically relate to the exclusivity and duality of the mountain town of verbier. ‘avant/aprés’ comprises a 30-meter-long red carpet, leading up the mountain landscape to the edge of a cliff. an intestine-like rope marks the end of the mat, not indicating which boundary is the vip side, or which is prohibited to pass through. the work references the non-physical aspect of desire, highlighting the fact that underneath we are all the same.

andrea hasler installs luxury flesh sculpture on the swiss mountains
a 30-meter-long red carpet lies on the swiss mountainside

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