I went to an exhibit a few weeks ago that has then been lurking in my brain ever since. I will say upfront that I tend to shy away from contemporary art, but still, there I was in the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, wandering through the galleries. I had not taken my camera, it was a conscious choice; to go and visit with the art, but not bring along my full kit of art supplies. I did however bring what I consider sometimes to be my sketch pencil, that is my phone. I’ll take snapshots of things that interest me so that I can come back to them later.
When I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge, this display floated back to the front of my brain. The exhibit was called “Not Human” by artist Arcangelo Sassolino. This particular piece was not working the day I was there so I found this video on Youtube of what it is supposed to look like.
Steel, bone, and hydraulic system
I will tell you that what this photo doesn’t show is blood that was dripping down the jaws and onto the floor. Overall, the exhibit was noisy and messy for an art exhibit. All but one of the pieces moved in someway. A certain amount of housekeeping is required daily for this exhibit.
Speaking of housekeeping, I’d just like to let my readers know that I am in the process of a pretty big move and so will not be posting as regularly over the next few months. I’m hoping to still post and visit other blogs, but overall my “blogging time” will be less than usual in the short term.
So what do you think of the work of art? I found the display different and the most thought provoking exhibit I saw that day. Feel free to leave a comment below, let me know too, if you watched the video of the art in action.