(1) How long have you been making installations?
The first public installa(c)tion we have realized was in 1987 (Festival La Parola Separata, Sassari).
We don't ONLY do installations! We began doing installations thinking, then it was the best way for the enrichment of poetic language allowing to their multiplicity of modes. In the beginning it was also a way to go beyond the boundaries of "academic" visual poetry which seemed then to roam the art galeries and books and overlooked altogether certain developments of contemporary art.
a) Most of the time they're a result of a performance. That's why we refer to them as installa(c)tions.
b) Rather than plastic, we see them as kind of TEXT.
What do you mean by "traditional"??? - Indians, africans etc... have always made installations. A museum is an installation. A town is another. Look around and see more.
The meaning determines first of all the material and the size. Further more "size" is not an objective datum but related to the room the installation interacts with.
"Large", "small" are nonsensical. Is "The Pedestal of the World" by Manzoni is large or small????
Bananas don't grow in the North Pole.
The installation is not "affected" by the environment, it is part of it, it "installs" it.
It's a long way to TipaHungary. Travelling is expensive. Plus the strikes. Gold is f. expensive. If ever Artpool invites us around we'll gladly come to Budapest.
It depends on the installation. Some imply total annihilation, others a natural death, others still that they be regularly set up again, for the rest a text, a photograph, a protocol, a film are the kind of surviving artefacts they need.
C.f. Art history.
Freeware. Shareware. Ask Microsoft's judicial department.
(16) Your questions, if there is any, and your answers to them.
"Pourquoi ne peint on plus comme Poussin peignait ?" - in French in the text (Akenaton).
feel like writing books and to do so, sometimes we use a video camera, do preformances,
numerical poems, none are thought as exclusive forms: "the poem is the sum of
the infinite number of forms inside which it always feels equally tightly cramped
up" - (akenaton).
AKENATON / DOC/K/S (F)