Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Rotating phallic sculpture sewed out of reflecting soccer-ball elements
90-x18 cm, telescope stand
Ancient sculptures of Phallus symbols have been found in many parts of the world, notably among the vestiges of ancient Greece and Rome. Within many ancient cultures, phallic structures were symbolized with male fertility and the penises as well as the testicles were portrayed unrealistically huge and prominent. An erection is usually, though not exclusively, associated with sexual arousal, in many ancient cultures phallic structures centrally focus on adult male audience performances.
Sports like Soccer come often along with stereotypes of masculinity and Macho attitudes. It is considered and celebrated as a bulwark of men that we vigorously defend and in which context we celebrate our masculine gender role. In most parts of the world football evokes great passions and plays an important role in the life of individual fans, local communities, and even nations; it is therefore often claimed to be the most popular sport in the world and the only one that has its own worldwide understood idiosyncratic language. Millions undergo the strongest emotionally involvement during the games and the hype forces enormous pressure on the management, teams and individual players on high competitive level. The after mach of the world championship is often called “the big meat market”. A sell out of players that are both popular and skillful.
There are seventeen laws in the official Laws of the Game that were formulated by the International Football Association Board. Ironically this seems to match with the term “The ring of seventeen”, witch is a slang word for the steroidal substances and derives from its unique build up, -a ring of 17 molecules which functions as a magic key that through this unique build up can penetrate cell walls and fool around with the actual DNA. Even the schematic chemical drawing with its molecular structure of one five and three six edged polygons seems to resemble the classic soccer ball design.
Check out the image (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steroid)
Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. It is the principal
Male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid used for phallic enlargement and its performance improving abilities are considered to be a form of doping in most sports, particularly given the lengths to which athletes and professional laboratories go to in trying to conceal such abuse from sports regulators. The uses for anabolic steroids in sports and bodybuilding are controversial, because of their adverse effects and the potential to gain unfair advantage.
The work” Eternal Erection” is a 90cm high Phallus made by dismantling and assembling a bigger amount of silver reflective technique Soccer balls size 5.
The sewed Sculpture in its enlarged and firm state is fixed on a slow rotating motor placed on an “erectable” Tripod. A halogen beam creates a nice disco effect that illuminates the work and high lightens the form in all its splendor and glamour.