Big Suit Departing

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Title

Big Suit Departing

Description

Big Suit Departing was conceived for the Berlin Schönefeld airport; the project consisted in the realization of a giant figure – 10 x 3,5 mt – hanging inside the airport hall with a 50% slope. The “dummy” has neither head nor limbs, it is totally hollow so that the passengers can see through it; the realization is really realistic, with details such as buttons, eyelets and fabric rendered in every detail. This characteristic is typical of Erwin Wurm’s works, that partially distort the reality we live in. This sort of “monument” is not intended to celebrate the common man, but, as in all Wurm’s work, it aims at glorifying an exorcism of the everyday life, a praise of a different reality, of visionary and distorted perceptions. Erwin Wurm says that the project remained unrealized because: “The commission found a human suit not sufficiently representative enough for an international airport.”
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Creator

Wurm, Erwin

Date

2010

Contributor

Rossi, Valentina

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Language

English

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Still Image
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Rights Holder

Erwin Wurm
MoRE Museum

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Citation

Wurm, Erwin, “Big Suit Departing,” MoRE, accessed September 16, 2019, http://www.moremuseum.org/omeka/items/show/4.

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