Monday, 9 August 2010
German artist Michaela Schweiger just won a video award for her great surreal pseudo-documentory video works.
The drawings above are from 1995 and the first part of the series "Rendezvous der Freunde".
For this work she asked several of her artist friends to draw a portrait of her. For the second part, she asked painter friends to paint a picture as a gift for her. In the third part she showed a collection of different works from fellow artist. For the last part, she invited her friends and teachers for a four-course dinner in their art academy.
I like this project for the simplicity of the idea to fill the blind spots in one's self image by the reflection of other people's view.