Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brody Condon: Twentyfivefold Manifestation

"The work of art of the future will be the construction of a passionate life." Raoul Vaneigem

Combining the fantasy Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) subculture, public sculpture, and ritualistic performance art, Twentyfivefold was a series of physically and psychologically intense live games involving 80 players which evolved over the Summer of 2008. The events were organized by the artist Brody Condon for the Sonsbeek International public sculpture exhibition in the Netherlands.

Set in a distant future where civilization as we know it had almost been lost, players from different worlds met deep in the holy forest and inhabited a 40 feet high tower "in character" for 3 days at a time while worshiping invented deities embodied by the other artworks of the exhibition.


"Copyright law is broken. Creative consumption and modification of existing media is a totally intuitive and appropriate way to function as a cultural producer. That is not to say I function without any honor system whatsoever, I give credit where it is deserved..." Brody Condon, Rhizome interview

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the Sonsbeek project totally rocked! if you haven't read about his latest project Case, drop everything and find out now!