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Interactive art by contemporary artists: Gelitin

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Gelitin

Gelitin's contribution to the 2005 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art took the theme of audience participation (as well as their own ribald humour) to completely new levels.

The group constructed a primitive toilet protruding from the side of a building out of which, instantly frozen by the harsh Moscow winter, an icicle of urine was collectively added to by the Biennale's visitors.

Queues formed for the privilege and pleasure of contributing to the Zapf de Pipi (a play on words that can translate as either 'pee-cone' or 'pee-pump'), and by the show's end the amber-coloured ice sculpture measured an extraordinary 7 metres in height and 1 metre in width.

 

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