The strange industrial animal evokes a 40m snake or dragon.
Coming out of the river, he creeps and stands up to face the Loire river, "mouth wide open". PVC tubing and the representation of a snake are recurrent materials and themes in Jimmie Durham's work. The snake symbolizes the river and the tube stands for a canal for imagination; this piece is an attempt to fragment - by linking them - space and hierarchy: water/sky, above/below, visible/invisible, past/future...
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