Untitled (The Wet Cotton Is Thrown onto the Glass and It Stays There), 1968
Glass, cotton, sack, zinc bucket, water, and sawdust
210 x 210 x 50 cm
The Sonnabend Homem Collection. On loan to Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto
© Giovanni Anselmo
Photo: Filipe Braga
[…] Some works need to be continuously ‘built.’ When cotton is soaked in water and thrown at a pane of glass it sticks to it while wet, forming a variable composition on the glass. When the cotton dries and slides down to the ground or comes off, more cotton can be taken out of the bag, dampened and thrown against the glass. And when there is no more cotton in the bag, you can buy more and start all over again. The work takes on a continuously changing form and requires someone to participate in the renewal of its initial structure, regardless of the initial form.