Mark Manders: Parallel Occurences / Documented Assignments
Iron, brass, wood, painted epoxy, painted hair, and painted canvas / 375 x 210 x 260 cm
MM: This cannibalistic work, presented in a catholic way, is inspired by a horrifying ancient Greek trophy tradition. After a fight was won, ancient Greek soldiers often made huge statues on the battlefield using shields, weapons, and some times even dead soldiers’ body parts that were left lying in the fields.These piles formed huge warrior figures, later called tropaion, or trophies. In a cannibalistic manner I created something new by using existing imagery from as many dif ferent cultures as possible.This imagery was not lying around on a battlefield; it was scattered around the human world.