Fri 30.10.2009    06:00

Dumitru Gorzo, Ilieş Gorzo – The Welded Book >> opening October 30th

"The Welded Book" (felt, resin, glue, clay, and welded bolts / hand carved and hand printed text) is the result of the "brotherly" collaboration between the conceptual / visual artist, Dumitru Gorzo and the poet, Ilieş Gorzo. The duo hand made the work in its’ entirety, potently combining minimalism and romanticism.

There are two stories that unfold, a first that alludes to the accessibility of the content / text, and a second that investigates the idea of possession of an artwork, making an oblique reference to the collector.

The book is closed with three welded bolts so you can\'t read the text. A collector who buys the work of art, the object, desires to possess it entirely, craves to access the content, only he would face a dilemma: if the bolts are cut he/she would alter the venerated art object. Altering the integrity of the art object in order to fully possess its\' content represents or not an act of transgression?

Dumitru Gorzo provides a commentary as well on how the lack of accessibility to the text, the object being a book after all, would take from the democratic aspect of books in general. His solution is to transfer the fixed visual creation into performance through which the artist himself, on the city walls using the same hand carved stencils and clay, will publish the text, so that everyone could read it.

Inquiries: Irina Protopopescu,
Organizer: Slag Gallery,
Host partner: CNDB