MERLANO LEEMANS Dylan - Homo Narcissus :: 2018 - Saint-Vit (France) - Back to the trees


Photo by Pierre Acobas

Homo Narcissus

Sculpture by Dylan Merlano Leemans (France)

presented on 30 June 2018 at Saint-Vit (France)

This primate skull surrounded by stone ornaments has just been unearthed. The game (the ability to determine the rules and respect them) and the ornament (the ability to voluntarily change its appearance) are concepts unique to humankind, according to the German theory Schmuck und Spiel. This sculpture sows trouble, somewhat like faked archaeological evidence. It asks what is unique to Humankind, and echoes current ethnological research.

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