gary deirmendjian selected works

a waiting for a great beyond – interrupted 2009



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:::: 186cm tall (length of body alone) suspended head high
:::: synthetic wadding, shrink wrap and other media
:::: 10kg (approx.)


artist statement

A male body hangs up-side-down wholly cocooned by synthetic insulation and plastic wrapping. It is suspended by its feet.

Dependence on any external stabilisation systems - appearantly by electrical impulse and fluid circulation - has on closer examination been terminated by flame.

Its waiting has thus been severed, like that of a mummy taken prematurely from its tomb and sarcophagus.