'bodies in urban spaces' by willi dorner and lisa rastl 'bodies in urban spaces' by willi dorner and lisa rastl
aug 04, 2008

'bodies in urban spaces' by willi dorner and lisa rastl

from the series ‘bodies in urban spaces’

art director willi dorner and photographer lisa rastl have collaborated on two project combining humans in odd formations and unusual locations. ‘hängende gärten’ and ‘bodies in urban spaces’ both set out to explore the “relationship between body, space and architecture”. the urban based series was created as a set of human sculptures which were spread throughout the city of vienna. the artist has effectively transformed the human body into form, a complete reversal from the classical convention of creating the human form from a material.

http://www.ciewdorner.at

from the series ‘hängende gärten’

from the series ‘hängende gärten’

from the series ‘hängende gärten’

from the series ‘hängende gärten’

from the series ‘bodies in urban spaces’

from the series ‘bodies in urban spaces’

from the series ‘bodies in urban spaces’

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  • brilliant. can I join? (www.anthonyschrag.com?)

    anthony says:
  • amazing

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    clavahead.com says:
  • weird.

    jack says:
  • bloody brilliant xD

    tirsden says:
  • pointless and unappealing

    raku says:
  • call me uncultured, but i just don’t get it.

    Matt says:
  • Isn’t this really the same thing?

    the artist has effectively transformed the human body into form
    vs.
    the classical convention of creating the human form from a material

    Johanna Uribes says:
  • Matt, you are uncultured.

    Jana says:
  • this is the best contemporary series I’ve seen lately. Bravo, kids!

    gabi la la says:
  • great, what a good idea!

    saul (rockabye point) says:
  • bloddy absurd but very intriguing!

    dan says:
  • this IS crazy.

    they’re nuts. but this is awesome.

    rob says:
  • Very nice! You might wanna tjeck this out…kinda familiar.
    [url=http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17206990731] Urban Archiving [/url]

    /Justin

    Justin says:
  • Hilarious!

    Drake says:
  • TAN RE LOCO AMIGOS

    el raton says:
  • QUE GUASSO

    choedol says:
  • is it deliberate that none of the faces of the people are clearly visible?
    regardless of this, it is an awesome and fascinating series of photographs.
    also is the art the photos of the people or r the people in fact an installation?

    ben says:
  • One usually sees piles of bodies like this… in mass deaths, either due to disease or violence. My main visual association is pictures of genocide or plague burials. While there is a light-hearted feeling about these young people being piled up, like a college prank (how many people can you fit in a volkswagen?) there is a dark shadow, too. There is, I agree, a strange effect of seeing the body as mere material in the environment. A loss of subjectivity. Death is not far from these images… very unlike dance, where people may pile up, but the piling is self-willed and is part of a constantly changing and evolving movement.

    opally-art-critic says:
  • Unoriginal. . .it’s a take on Spencer Tunick’s work.

    Erica says:
  • Good day!
    It is very informative and has a very good quality in it.
    I like it…

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    Thank you very much for your time.

    miragana says:
  • I could never take part in such a work. I would be worried about getting aroused if some girl was pressed against my nether regions.

    D says:

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