GERMINATION: THE AVANT-GARDEN BODY-SCULPTURES (2011)

'Germination: The Avant-Garden Body-Sculptures' Devised and performed for LuckyPDF at The Barbican, London, UK (May 2011).


LuckyPDF at BARBICAN: THE CONSERVATORY (2011)

Exclusively shooting in the Barbican's conservatory, LuckyPDF invited eight artists - Philip Li, Natalie Marie Dray, Ed Fornieles, Callum Hill, Eddie Peake, Dominik Salter-Dvorak, Daniel Swan and Amalia Ulman - to respond to the possibilities and constraints of the space and the timescale of the four hour public event.

"Germination: The Avant-Garden Body-Sculptures", was a live-sculpture performance created for LuckyPDF and filmed in the Barbican Conservatory. One of Li's most intriguing projects yet, it conveys the essence of his philosophy: the concept of the "sculptural body", a meeting point for different lines and ideas and components, free of any gender-constricting fashions and existing politics. "My body-sculptures aren't 'fashion' - but they do share similar notions of identity and escapism."

Excerpt taken from an interview with Jotta Magazine.



Photograph: Philipp Von Frankenberg


LUCKYPDF - THE CONSERVATORY (FULL FILM)




PHILIP LI - GERMINATION: THE AVANT-GARDEN BODY-SCULPTURES (EXCERPT)




SELECTED IMAGES

Courtesy of LuckyPDF and Dimitri Launder