To Be One (with the world)

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To Be One 2017
Anthony Moman
Syringes on marine ply in plexiglas box
123 x 123 x 25 cm

Syringes are really symbolic and can provoke a host of different emotional reactions, mostly negative.
They can, however, alleviate pain, cure and protect against life threatening diseases, and change the way we look and feel about ourselves.
Our very existence can depend on one syringe, and they therefore deserve our respect and their place in the history of humanity.

The globe sculpture is called ” To Be One ” and it’s name was inspired by the poem

” To Be One With Each Other ” by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)

” What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together
to strengthen each other in all labour
to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other
in the silent unspoken memories ? “

Anthony Moman Passage to Venice Syringe Sculptures – Personal Structures Venice 2017

I guess my  interest in skulls and syringes can be traced back to my childhood where family dinner conversations usually centred around my father’s daily experiences as a family practitioner.  From the tender age of three I was aware of life, death and something vague in between.

I like to transform ugly, unloved materials into attractive and alluring objects without any structural interference.

Syringes are very symbolic, invoking a host of different emotional reactions, mostly negative. They can, however, alleviate pain, cure and protect against life threatening diseases and change the way we look and feel about ourselves. Our very existence can depend on one syringe and they deserve our respect and their place in the history of humanity.

I was invited to participate in the group exhibition Personal Structures hosted by the European Cultural Centre and organised by the GAA Foundation.

I was drawn to the exhibition’s title  “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders” which shows the commonness and differences between Europeans in dialogue with works of non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Time and Space.

Here in pictures is the passage to Venice.

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Syringes
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Weapon of choice for sticking down syringes
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Suffering for my art
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Unfinished but required for the catalogue for Personal Structures
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Packed up and waiting for the 300 km journey – van, boat and crane
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Special delivery Venice style
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Blank walls in Palazzo Mora
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To Be One syringe sculpture by Anthony Moman just hung
EXHIBITION TITLE PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders
VENUES Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa
LOCATION Venice, Italy
PROMOTER GAA Foundation
HOST European Cultural Centre
ORGANISERS   Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Alesia Varnaeva, Bianca Bonaldi, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle, Anaïs Hammoud
OPENING PERIOD 13 May – 26 November 2017 (preview 11-12 May 2017)
WEBSITES http://anthonymoman.com/news/

www.gaafoundation.org  www.europeanculturalcentre.eu

Sculpture using prototype needles

 

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Love Is The Drug (Green) 2017
Syringe on marine wood in plexiglas case
42 x 42 cm

I like a challenge. It takes you out of your comfort zone. I was asked to create a syringe sculpture using a client’s prototype syringes. The time frame was tight as I was busy preparing my work for the Venice Biennale. My first thought was to decline the offer but as I said I like being challenged.
This is the result. I think these syringes are stunning.

 

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