The World Goes Pop @ Tate Modern
The exhibition was very adventurous I feel, showing enormous breadth and depth of the 'World of Pop' and breaking my preconception of 'pop art' being a mass-produced 2D print. I particularly liked the work of Nicola L.
Born in Morocco, works in USA
Red Coat, 1969
Vinyl, eleven slits and eleven hooded jackets
'Nicola L designed Red Coat for Brazilian musicians perfoming at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969. The garment clothes eleven people at once, protecting them from the rain and from the risk of losing one another. After the festival she took the Red Coat to various cities, inviting different people to wear this collective skin and walk in it through the streets together. Created during the socio-political upheavals of the late 1960s, the work became, as the artist recalls, 'an ephemeral monument to freedom'.
I really liked this piece, both as an installation and as a video documenting the performance. Perhaps I should also put more consideration into how my work is documented/presented.