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APROPOS POLLY MAGOO

Galerie Natalie Seroussi at Villa Bloc, Meudon

October 2012 – October 2013

 

Apropos Pollymagoo started as a remake of the first scene of William Klein’s 1966 movie Who Are You Polly Magoo?, where a fashion performance takes place in the garden in Meudon, a suburb of Paris, in the pavilion built by the engineer, publisher and artist Andre Bloc. The Distorted organic form of Bloc’s Habitacle, an inhabitable sculpture, seemed very well suited for Klein’s own experiments in optical distortion. Klein asked the Baschet brothers, inventors of sound instruments, to design reflective metallic costumes the models could wear on the opening set.

Filmed on the same location and following Bloc’s architecture, Apropos Pollymagoo departs from the original script – it starts inside Bloc’s house and then moves into the pavilion and garden. On the way, the characters are transformed into robot-like creatures wrapped in reflective metallic sheets, dancing inside the pavilion and finally wandering the garden, gradually blending with the surroundings.

 

Music composed by William Kingswood
Cinematrography by Jure Černec
Costume design in collaboration with Jelena Proković

 

Film and objects are courtesy of the artist and Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris.

Tobias Putrih Studio & Workshop

Tobias Putrih, Aleš Korpič, Jure Mežek & STRID fabricators

 

We develop materially ephemeral settings and objects designed to engage utopian ideas in art, architecture and design by incorporating everyday materials and forms of play and participation. From make-shift architectural modifications of public and semi-public spaces—cinemas, a library, galleries—to constructing temporary environments and objects, our works are products of precisely specified processes while also responding to their sites. Many of our spaces and objects are activated—meant to be moved and inhabited, privileging play and bodily engagement over vision. Artworks become proposals, maquettes, or models—exploratory assertions of radical possibilities.

 

studio@putrih.net

 

Tobias Putrih C.V.

Catalogs

  • Book published by JPR & Neuberger Museum (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Centre Pompidou (Amazon)
  • Catalog by MIT List Visual Arts Center (Listart)
  • Catalog by Galeria Civica (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Haus Konstruktiv)

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