Here And Beyond
Public Art : Here and Beyond sculpture
Also Known As : The Red Hedge
Artist: © Dorina Horatau
Date Unveiled: The Here and Beyond sculpture was on
public display from April 19th and October 31st , 2012.
Dorina Horatau - Here and beyond
The aerated and loose structure of the red network accounts for the nation of a soft wall, a thin
barrier, a possible individual truth, an individual design of reality that each of us perceives on a
daily basis. The spread-out paths may be perceived , especially in this urban space, as a sign of a
short break we allow ourselves in the daily hustle and bustle, when just for a moment , we recall the
map of reached destinations and of those, which are about to become personal history they may appear as
an aggressive visual signal, a thin barrier, which hides/reveals the daily reality.
This is an individual sign, belonging to a person caught between two realities; the excitement of the
city and the calmness of nature, the architectural geometry of the utiltarian, consumersit space and
the environmental order of withdrawl, summoned by a public garden. The maze created by the continuous
strand of textile material, going up and down, suddenly stopped or unexpectedly changing direction,
moulds the urban reality and evokes, from a formally aesthetic perspective, Duchamp's Mile of String
(perceived as a screen, blocking the sight and the space). It's own vocation, however, is to become an
insulation screen, an open space portico, a place to find and experience intimacy, while being part of
Background to exhibition
: Expanded manifestation space (Space Expander) on "Individual and Mass", was held in Bucharest
between April 19 and October 31 , 2012 (opening works took place on September 6th) and organized by
Judit and Michael Balko. The sculptures were located at six different locations.
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Simon Akkerman and Doreena Nita for
kindly providing the photos.