Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Yet another Leandro Erlich piece that leaves us with curiosity and endless questions. The piece, Shattering Door can be found at Luciana Brito, São Paolo, Brazil. As you are probably trying to figure out a thing or two about it, you are probably thinking the exact same thing.  Hmm, a door frozen at the instant of an explosion. Why is that door shattered? What is the story behind it? His work has always been on the adventurous side and honestly, this quote from Alice in Wonderland pretty much will help you deconstruct his chain of thought:

“I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing!” 

“That’s the effect of living backwards,” the Queen said kindly: “it always makes one a little giddy at first—” 

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!” 

“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s memory works both ways.” 

“I’m sure MINE only works one way,” Alice remarked. “I can’t remember things before they happen.” 

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,” the Queen remarked. 

–—Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass 

Read more about Leandro Erlich on this essay I found by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.

On a random note, this fresh piece reminds me of another crime scene and the weapon of choice is a metal ball used at Petanqué. Very original.

Artist: Leandro Erlich

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