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Vortex in the play of theater with real passion

Jessica Stockholder

Lilac winds blowing from other worlds.
(English/german)

Building with duplo is work; the work of construction is broken by each person’s play with design as time moves along. The duplo are placed by soft and eccentric hands full of whimsy and impulse, swimming around internal mind space, private and perhaps shared. They, the duplo, are seen against a backdrop of containers placed by sweating heaving irritable bodies, orchestrated, while orchestrating in space. The duplo put together as the containers are, stacked and interlocking. Both present with bright, flattening colors. Within there are actors, conductors, and protagonists.

To build a block of lego, thinking about a pattern or picture on the face of the block. Tying the picture to the structure on the inside. This interlocking in four directions serving two functions…structure building and picture making. The complexity of possibility that emerges in this task parallels the interlocking relationship between ideas, thoughts, images, and evocations given rise to by the work. Memory, decorating, home decor, picture making, surface, body, movement and skin again.

Sitting on the bench - an old woman is memory - eccentric activity, musty dust balls, in the glare of the lights, caught in the headlights like a photograph, phonograph, playing life