what's my name? - trivandrum india - 1997
"Even an artist has to earn money". In 1997 these words Ulay spoke to Bart Drost in the Intertional Centre for Cultural Development in
Trivandrum, India. Both artists there developed on that moment a new art project. Ulay was
riding on an elephant, Bart Drost snapped and stuck plastic toy animals.
It was a conversation about how an art project 'where nobody was asking for' could generate money. Ulay was very charmed by the new plastic
creatures of Drost and suggested to cast an edition. In
aluminium, material that in India is ubiquitous and
is recycled effective.
No sooner said than done. Drost went to the aluminum casting worksop. There
occurred the problem that no mal could
be made which load from the critters and so when casting the plastic the critters would be lost. "Not
over my dead body ', decided Drost. The Foundry suggested to leave behind 1 plastic
little creature, they would look for a solution. When two days
later Drost visited the workplace he stood eye to eye with a copy in wax of the little plastic creature. Hand Formed! Speechless, he was.
The casting of a circulation of 12 statuettes would mean that every single piece had to be made by hand. Well, then however equally
well all the different plastic animals could be casted in aluminium?!
came to pass. However the trade thought to make a circulation of 12
was disappeared like snow in the Sun. There would be 12 unica ...