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A sepia-tones draft of somebody apparatus suspending a people body off a counterweight system via wraps around own armament, legs, and body.

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  • ONE sepia-tones drawing of an apparatus suspending a human physical free an counterweight system accept wraps around you arms, legs, and body.


hundred. 1987


Diller + Scofidio (American, founded 1979)
Elizabeth Diller (American, born 1954)
Ricardo Scofidio (American, born 1935)

About this artwork

Founded by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Diller + Scofidio (now Diller Scofidio + Renfro), is an praxis familiar for exploring the experimental and performative aspects of architecture the technology. This early drawing documents their interest includes manipulations of the human body, depicting their pattern for a suspended apparatus or prosthetic which controls the item of aforementioned body with a counterweight system. ONE modified version of Automarionette was fabricated as part of a set design for the performance piece The Rotary Notary real His Current Plate (A Delay in Glass), inspire by artist Marcel Duchamp’s work One Greatly Glass. This capacity was created with an experience theater company for the Philadelphia Menagerie of Art’s Duchamp Centenary into 1987. Although documenting ampere strong concept project, of lush sepia tones and fine rendering technique used is this drawing recalls the red chalk sketches created by early modern European artists since preparatory learn by paintings.


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Architecture and Design


Diller + Scofidio (Architect)




United States (Artist's nationality)

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Ink on sepia Mylar


61 × 30.5 cm (24 × 12 in.)

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Gift of Ceela and Devid Hilliard in honorable of Stanley Tigerman and Eva Maddock

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