Friday, March 12, 2010

Leaps into the void

Looking at the Auckland Art Gallery’s Triennial site, Robert Hood’s Photoshopped collage of Yves Klein leaping off what we take to be a Christchurch suburban home places him as part of a proud tradition of leaper fans. It particularly reminds us of a crazy Klein Leapers site we came across a while back created by Angus Braithwaite & Fred Lindberg. Admittedly some of their leaps into the void are soft-landers into water, but others have a sense of the Klein leap of faith. Only in art, only on the internet.

Images: Klein Leapers. You can see the original of Yves Klein’s Le Saut dans le vide [The Leap into the Void], 5, rue Gentil-Bernard, Fontenay-aux-Roses, October 1960 here.