Antibodies

2010
Cast concrete
50 x 60 x 50 cm
Edition of 4

Antibodies references both the universal and the personal, alluding to the generic yet intimate experience of our own bodies and selves in time. The starting point of this work is a childhood toy - a bouncy, inflatable spacehopper. However this pop culture image of childhood has literally been turned to stone, directly contradicting associations of bouncing and lightness we might associate with the spacehopper. Kleinfeld's Antibodies are as utopian as they are dystopian. With their loss of lightness, these cemented forms have become capable of withstanding outside forces, just as antibodies in the body fend of disease and infection. They have grown in solidity and firmness, reflecting the hardening, both internal and external, which marks the change from child to adult. As Kleinfeld says, “time flies, life feels heavy sometimes; our body loses its capability to fight illness and memories turn stale. Nonetheless, there is a strength and power in being able to see the world as it really is, even if this is heavy at times.”

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About The Artist

Kleinfeld is interested in systems of power, both political and psychological, and how such systems govern the landscape of our everyday environment, particularly in an increasingly globalised world. Through his paintings, drawings and sculptures, Kleinfeld encourages a reconsideration of the world around us and particularly, the objects within it. He seeks to reconnect us with our surroundings, by singling out objects that are often overlooked or taken for granted, and re-presenting them, devoid of their everyday purpose, through his use of unexpected materials, unusual configurations and even simple de-contextualisation.

Marcus Kleinfeld

Born: 1979

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