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Living Doll House
GALLERIA OF THE LIVING STATUES
The room is dark, and you hesitate: am I supposed to be here? Am I trespassing? But in the darkness lingers the unheard sound of a repressed breathing, the hint of a halted heartbeat. Your sixth, seventh and eighth senses cry out at you: THIS ROOM IS NOT EMPTY. Your left hand moves to the wall next to the door. You feel the frame of a painting, tapestry. How high do they put the light switches in these old houses? Then - CLICK. Merciful light, desperately trying to reach into dark corners, from weak bulbs in fake chandeliers.
The chalk on her limbs glows with frozen life. No twitch of the eyelids, no ... Berlin 1989, you think. She was there. High on a crate, wrapped in sheets: Venus of Milo, Aphrodite Anadyomene, jetzt wird alles anders but she ... unmovable. She is even better now.
As your eyes lock: embarrassment. She looks back and does not say:
I AM NOT REAL. I AM IN YOUR MIND.
LE SALON DES LIVING DOLLS * THE LIVING MANNEQUIN SHOP WINDOW * BARBIE LIVES * LIVING STATUES
Living Statues in France
While I browsed through that stuff that during the last half year accumulated in my `Have to put these up next week' directory I found this adorable picture. I believe it is a French group on the festival in Avignon.
Living Statues in AMSTERDAM
`Jack the Construction Worker'
Mikey, a female living statue from Japan.
Yuri, just not your average classic hero.
Recently I received some mail from Italy. Being a living statue in a country where solid Michelangeloes, Cellinis and Canovas crowd on every street corner (o.k., I'm exaggerating a bit, but you'll catch my drift) can't be easy, so I'm happy to include the link to some work of an Italian living statue performer here, and it's a convincing one too.
Anybody fancy some Christo? Just let me know.
YOU COULD GO TO
- The Statuephile Homepage (now also a legacy site hosted by The Pygmalion Syndrome)
- In Praise of "Golder" Women. Link gone awol, I know. Normally I'd just delete it, but I liked it so much, if anybody has any knowledge about Goldlover's site, I'd love to hear.
- Stonegarden. [Another awol link.] Living statue bodypaintings on Steven Bradford's site.
- Sentai's Bodypainting Link Page. There is some common ground between the ASFR scene and the AAB (alt.art.bodypainting) people - think of the bodypainters who are painting their models to look like robots or statues. I even saw a doll somewhere. As links go, you can't get more comprehensive or up to date than Sentai.
Or, you could go BACK to
the Main Hall
Meanwhile, somewhere in Germany ...
I've had problems with mailadress harvesting viruses,
not to mention spambots doing the same thing. I've decided to
remove the direct mail links from my pages - a case in point of bad people
spoiling it for the good. If you want to mail me, you can use the address
visible on the picture below (sorry if you are visually impaired, I've no solution for that).