The topic for this installation is Agoraphobia which is something I have identified in myself. I am hoping to create a piece of art that effectively shows that fear or helps sedate it.
What is Agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. You fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line, or being in a crowd.
The anxiety is caused by fear that there’s no easy way to escape or get help if the anxiety intensifies.
People with agoraphobia often have a hard time feeling safe in any public place, especially where crowds gather – http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/agoraphobia/home/ovc-20311918
So I buy a door….
This door was priced at $25. I got it for $20 at a demolition yard in New Plymouth – http://www.buildingtraders.co.nz
Not all my ideas come to fruition because while researching other things come to mind. I like to be open and flexible as there are always things that can be added, subtracted or the idea can be changed completely!
Free standing door, how do I execute it?
There are a few ways of making a door stand on its own. Here are some examples I found on the internet.
Some of these doors have door frames but I’m still not sure I will need one to tell my story. If I do, I feel that issue will present itself as I go along.
History – Going back
Finding other artist who used doors or windows was a very interesting exercise. Marcel Duchamp was one artist. He was ‘one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Duchamp has had an immense impact on twentieth-century and twenty first-century art; and he had a seminal influence on the development of conceptual art. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp
Fresh window Detail – http://www.impossibleobjectsmarfa.com/isolating-the-infrathin/
The brawl at Austerlitz – http://www.tfo.upm.es/docencia/ArtDeco/Duchamp.htm
The third image above says this on its website
[On the back] you can just see how meticulous he was. Each one of these leather pieces is labeled with a number, maybe in case it needed to be disassembled and put back together. I feel like this thing shouldn’t be against the wall. Coming around the back of this makes it a more dynamic artwork.”
This is something I am interested in doing. Displaying the work so it can be viewed from all the front and the back as it I am hoping to tell a story using both sides.
Ivan Navarro – Death row – http://www.designboom.com/art/ivan-navarro-chilean-pavilion-venice-art-biennale-09/
Yoko Ono – The Doors – http://imaginepeace.com/archives/16189