Harri Malgu / Piedra de sí
the gesture of lifting a stone
the necessary strength to lift it
the strength of the gesture
Harri Malgu /
Piedra de Sí
The gesture of lifting a stone can be before and after the Boom. Before if the stone is a projectile, a weapon. Posterior if there was a catastrophe: the stone is lifted after the earthquake, the rescue. Both moments are critical. The copper sheet thunders, breaks the paint by the Boom of the weight of a stone that fell and that will fall again: Sisyphus.
The intensity that leads to the project -Arr, arises from the image of the basque stone lifter. The concern for this gesture has generated a series of relationships, both plastic and symbolic, that have operated initially from intuition.
Reviewing files of photographers such as Indalecio Ojanguren, Pepe Gil and Iñaki Porto, it resulted in the doubt and in a way of solving what is disturbing on that gesture.
The stone is raised, and oneself is the pedestal...
The weight of the Stone shown on the pictures is renewed by the sculptural gesture. The sheet folds by its weight, which the observer can calculate. The paint of the sheet bursts while the harrijastozaile or Stone lifter remains standing.
Lifting a dead weight has a mythical dimension, essential.
Divide it up
Transform it into the verb so that it is solid around
Blessed be amumARR*
*AmumARR_Mother stone, Mother eternal
Harri Malgu/Piedra de si
Lamina de cobre, impresion en papel y pintura automotiva
32x37 x14cm Fotografía de Fot. Gar, 1956