Leandro Erlich is an internationally renowned artist from Argentina. I have just discovered two of his pieces called Laundry, 2018. They are both a part of a series of works titled
Washing Machines – The Fate of Function, 2018
The first one is an installation, which portrays six simoultanously spinning washin machines.
The second consists of four, gradually twisting, machine fronts. This makes a visual suggestion that a spinning movement of the drum affects the entire form of the machine.
Leandro Erlich, Laundry, 2018.
The other inspiration comes from a large-scale installation by Yngve Holen at Stuart Shave/ Modern Art.
This gallery won the 2015 Frieze Stand Prize.
Christie Chu comments on her work:
(Her) “striking sculpture deconstructs and recombines industrial and domestic materials. The model airplanes, washing machines, thermal imaging and honeycomb cardboard sheets present a jarring landscape that both entices and repels viewers.“
(From 15 Artists To Watch at Frieze London 2015, Christie Chu in https://news.artnet.com/market/frieze-artists-london-2015-340163)
On reflection, this reassures me that my thoughts about recording the process of washing of my art and projecting the hypnotic repetition of spinning, has potential for further development.
Finally, I have found an interesting post on Tweeter. It introduces magic to the mundane process of laundering.
Perhaps washing my art in a commercial setting will achieve the same?