Thomas Julier / Documentation
In his exhibition “A Knife is a Bloody Metaphor”,
Thomas Julier was showing a rendered animation
of an object falling on the floor and breaking.
The artist was showing as well bronze casts
of 41 pieces of the broken object.
The image below is a still image
from Thomas Julier’s rendered animation.
In the exhibition “A Knife is a Bloody Metaphor”,
legs of a broken statue were on display.
The statue is from a museum collection
and it was made by artist Johannes Leuzinger
who worked in Switzerland in the 19th century.
Thomas Julier also was showing drawings of the statue
that were made by a robot.
The statue by Johannes Leuzinger
has been lost for an unknown period of time.
When it was found,
it was broken into four pieces.
A professional restorer looked at the four parts.
She said that an animal has been living
in the belly of the sculpture.
On Saturday, 26 September 2020, from 6 to 10 pm,
the exhibition “A Knife is a Bloody Metaphor”
by Thomas Julier opened to the public.
The exhibition took place at Bureaucracy Studies
from 27 September to 15 November 2020.
The exhibition was open by appointment.
Bureaucracy Studies follows the rules and prohibitions
of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
For the rules and prohibitions in easy-to-read language,
please click here.
The rendered animation and the pieces of the broken object
were engineered in collaboration with Daniel Julier,
audio in collaboration with Sebastian Eduardo.
The exhibition is supported by the Canton du Valais.
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