Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988

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Lygia Clark. _Rede de elásticos (Elastic Net)_. 1974

Lygia Clark. Rede de elásticos (Elastic Net). 1974

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Courtesy Associação Cultural “O Mundo de Lygia Clark”

Glenn Lowry: Clark used elastic bands in several experimental works meant to be activated by a group of people. If a facilitator is present, you are encouraged to participate in making the net and experimenting with its range of movements.

Luis Perez-Oramas: These elastic bands, attached to each other, allow a complex structure, a complex grid; a group of persons can play with them by pushing and pulling these elastic bands.

Glenn Lowry: The bands form a web of changing geometric lines, pursuing the theme of Clark's earlier investigations into the nature of the line.

Luis Perez-Oramas: In her late work, she produced and proposed a series of experiences with thread and these elastic bands to physically produce lines in the space that allow bodies to connect so they can be conceived as a collective body, as if the lines were the metaphors of the fusion she was looking for.