Macblondie 1

Macblondie 3

Macblondie 4

Macblondie 5

Macblondie 6

Macblondie 2

Macblondie 7

I think the artist calls himself, Macblondie, and THIS is how you do art..

Text below is his own words.

I tried to paint on canva : fists were paintbrushes & blood was oil.”

This piece is actually my first performance. My aim was to use my body as it really is : a material. So I fused a canva and a piece of waterproof fabric wherein I cut up a circle.

In that way, all I had to do was to hit the canvas with my fists, as hard as possible to paint the circle with my blood. I choose the geometrical form of the circle because in this work, I wanted to show what Man is able to do : From his most vulgar impulses like violence, up to his the most complex reasoning ability.

I did it during five minutes, I hit the canvas 569 times. I recorded it with a camera. 

To my mind, that is what differentiates humans from animals : The competence of thinking before acting and to not yield to the most devouring impulses. I think this is why the Human is so tortured : He is without-cease tug between impulses and Reason.

Picture #1 : My fists some hours after the performance

Pictures # 2,3,4,5 & 6 : Some frame from the video recording I’ve made.

Picture #7 : My fists two weeks later.

Picture #8 : The final object.

If any one know about, or have seen the video from picture 2-6 – please inbox a link at contact@fromdortmund.com… Thx!