'Toast' at Hauser & Wirth.
Fall 2018- Winter 2019
T t t t to forget to try
T t t t to try to forget
Delicate and gracious, dressed in a paint-stained suit, with salt and pepper hair in old fashioned, a la auntie Violette hairdo, fine pale feet in charming paint-stained little sandals, Martin Creed moves amongst his work, performers and spectators, a living picture himself, covering the presents with layer upon layer of sound, vision, movement and thoughts.
An eccentric elderly actress, a beautiful singer, and few young female singers with Santa's dwarfs bonnets add to the visual and sonar landscape. Or is it a live life/nature vive (as the opposite of still-life/nature morte)?
Deeply philosophical, 'Toast' uses minimalistic and symbolic means and forms to immerse the viewer in a sort of dynamic meditation: paintings, objects, videos, live performances, all swirl around, choreographed in the moment by Martin Creed, different each time. 'Toast' might be taken for breakfast or lunch, as a quasi organic responsibly sourced source of good energy and mood; or in the evening, before dinner as a recipe for lucid, paradoxical dreams.
A priceless exhibition is there for all to see for free, free and very very very funny.