Takis «The Impossible - A Man in Space» 1960.


Takis, 'Homme dans l'espace
The Impossible - A Man in Space, 1960.

Takis whom Duchamp called «the gay labourer of magnetic fields and indicator of gentle railways» takes up again the Icarian impossibility of a planetary cartography of forces. As in the title of the demonstration in 1960 at Iris Clert, «L'impossible un homme dans l'espace» where Sinclair Bells levitates in the emptiness and recites one of his poems called «I am a sculpture.» That the impossible becomes possible, breaths a material and spiritual cosmic energy into all forms to the point that the deliberate a-aesthetic of the work returns to a planetary aesthetic.
Source: yorku.ca