Lost Isms Performance by Martin George
Witness a sculptural performance that will manifest as the ceremonial “desecration” of the artist’s artwork Lost Isms exhibited at the Marinaressa Gardens
Martin George is participating in the Personal Structures exhibition 2022 with his sculpture Lost Isms, in the Marinaressa Public Gardens, where the sculpture stands for several months, as a pure modernist form with a hidden narrative. What does it mean to cut down an ism, do we associate it with the funeral of an idea, do we mourn or celebrate the transition from one manifestation to another, should we fight to save isms? The sculptural performance will manifest as the ceremonial “desecration” by Martin George, by splitting and cutting the sculpture from its base. The 'sacked monument' will be carried repeatedly on his shoulders between the two gardens of Marinaressa. The performance will conclude at the entrance garden of Palazzo Mora, where there will be the display of the sculpture. The final presentation of Lost isms needs to be sombre, seeing the sculpture is in obvious distress as it lies down close to the ground with cut wounds to the base.