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August through December, 2021: La Becque Résidence d’artistes 

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Audio excerpt

2021, 2:05

 

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Text, Part of HEADS
2021-ongoing: 

Introduction:

It would be tedious to furnish a complete list of the very numerous purchases and donations, by the aid of which ___ has risen to its present grandeur. First: ___ purchased SWH's collection of ___


___:
This portion of ___originally consisted of some few ___ from ___, ceded at a capitulation, and the ___, ___, &c., recovered from cities buried, and purchased from SWH:
it has, however, been subsequently so much enlarged
partly by presents and bequests
but chiefly by purchase
that it has become the biggest ___ of all ___.

___ is thus arranged:
1., 2., 3., 4, 5., 6., 7., 8.

Moving backwards from 8. to 7., the Visitor will ascend, at an angle, a spacious flight of ___.

___ (smaller) are arranged as follows:
1., 2., 3., 4., 5.

These are rooms.

1.
Immediately to the left on entering is the front of an ___, inscribed with the name of ___, who is represented in high relief, breathing, holding a strigil. Immediately to the right of the door on entering is the front of an ___, on which are two ___, apparently in ecstasy.

I.
On the wall: portion of a tesselated ­­­­­­___; the head of ___.
Underneath: ___, of rude and unhewn ___, having in the center a small hole.
Front of First___.­­—An altar to ___.

II.
On the wall: portion of a tesselated ­­­­­­___; a random ___.
Underneath: three altars.
Two other altars, very similar.
Front of Second___.­­—An altar with a ___ and a ___, melting.

III.
On the wall: two portions of the ­­­­­­___, and pavement.
Underneath: ___.
Front of Third___.­­—Five Pigs of lead.


VII.
This series is arranged at random.
Draped bust of a ___. Bust of a middle aged ___, with a belt crossing the right ___. Colossal terminal bust of a young ___ with disheveled hair, mounting a  ___ head, quite bald. Bust of a ___ undraped.

In front of the pilaster –. ___ of heroic size, represented a ___ wearing a peculiar kind of buskin.

VIII.
Head supposed to represent ___, poorly rendered. A portion of ___ is melting from their ___.
Head of ___. Head of ___.
In front of the pilaster.– Draped ___ without a head, mutilated.

2.
Head of ___, of the type recognized as Mild.
Bust of ___, unheroic, cowering.
Head of a ___.

3.
This Room contains exclusively the representations of ___. They are of two classes: generic and individual. The following are generic representations: —
 
___ of a ___, or ___ player, in the attitude of throwing the ___, or ___, of ___, supposed to be a celebrated ___, but there is no evidence of this.
Mutilated group of ___, quarrelling over the game of ___, or ___, decimating themselves. Of one of the ___, the right hand and part of the arm alone remain, still animated.

The following are individual representations: —

Something belonging to the ___ of ___, being held by ___, tightly.
Head of ___, bleating.

4.
1 ___, about seventeen meters high, weighing eighty tons, supporting a roof with an iridescent moulding, inclosing a chamber twenty thousand inches wide, entered by a small low door from the bottom of the earth.
2 –8. ___, representing the downy underbelly of ___, close to the ground.
9 –15. Very fine ___, atop of a ___ which they are about to immolate.
15 –21. Undefined ___, of undefined ___, riding several ___ with the wind billowing their garments.
22 Colossal figure of  ___, richly decorated, with the small ___ at the top, and the
two long ___ and ___ from the back.
23 Colossal figure, similar to No. 22. This figure is beardless, the ___ uncovered, and the ___ elaborately curled in the same fashion as all the other beardless figures.
24 Figure, apparently represents an ___. The ___ and ___ are elaborately curled; and round the head is a chaplet of twisted ___ and ___ tied behind, the tassel being visible, as is also the large tassel under ___.
25 Fragment of colossal horses' ___, richly comparisoned in the highly decorated ___, the parts of which represent those at present use in the ___. A hand is seen holding the horses.
26, 27 Fragments of smaller horses' ___ similarly decorated.
28 Figure of ___, similar to No. 24.
29 Colossal figure of ___, similar to No. 23.
30 Colossal head, similar to No. 14.
31 Figure of ___, similar to No. 24. ___ holds a bow in ___ and two arrows in ___.
32 Figure of ___, similar to No, 24, habited in a long ___ with x loped fringe, embroidered above.
33 Fragment of a head with a short beard.
34 Colossal hand and arm, with rosette clasped ___.
35 Fragment ; the point of ___, decorated with two lions.

5.
1 Colossal head of ___.
1 Bust of ___, with breast naked.
2 ___ ornamented with ___ and pedestrian combatants.
2 Statue of an ___ of very early ___, barely resembling what would become of them.
3 One of the feet of ___.
4 Statue of ___, made use of as ___.
5 A Candelabrum.
6 Triangular base of a Candelabrum.
7 Oval ___ ornamented ___ figures.
8 Statue of ___ or ___, naked to the ___.
9 Oval ___, ornamented.
10 ___ ornamented with ___.
11 Statue of ___.
11*, 12 Colossal heads of ___.
12 Bust of ___, naked.
13 Fragment of one of the three x, composed of the head and neck of a lion.
14 ___ group. ­–The ___ (the ___) slaying an ___.
14* Capital or upper division of an ___.
15 Keystone of a triumphal ___ ornamented with a figure of ___.
16 Very fine Colossal head of ___.
16 Celebrated statue of ___.
17 Two terminal heads joined back to back ; one of the bearded ___, the other of ___.
18 Elegant statue of ___.
19 Terminal head of the ___.
20 Head of ___, sucking.
21 Beautiful statue of x sleeping on an ___.
21* Terminal head of ___.
21*22*Two feet covered with a viscous ___.
22 Statue of ___.
23*Bas-relief, representing an ___ and an ___.
24 Statue of ___.
24*Bas-relief, representing four ___.
25 Terminal head of ___, with a dignified character.
25*Tragic ___.
26 Bust of ___.
27 Terminal head of the bearded ___.
28 ___, resting after the fatigue of the chase.
29 Entire terminus of the bearded ___
30 Terminal head of the bearded ___.
31 Fine group, of a youth holding part of an arm which they are biting.
32 Terminal head of ___, helmeted.
33 Statue of a naked ___.
34 Terminal head of ___, wearing a bullet proof ___.
35 Terminal statue of ___ playing upon a pipe.
36 –42 Blank.
43 A repetition of No. 33.
44 Unknown terminal ___, probably of a poet.
45 Fine group, ___ attacked by their own ___, whilst being changed into ___.

6.
1 An old ___ struggling with a fatal memory.
2 Candelabrum.
3 Funeral ___, near which is a statue of ___.
4 ___ received as ___.
5 Warriors consulting ___.
6 ___managing a horse.
7 ___ securing ___, which they had pursued for a whole year.
8 Blank.
9 ___ riding on a goat.
10 Festoons of ___ suspended from the skulls of ___.
11 ___ on horseback.
12 ___ offering a libation to x.
13 Blank.
14 Two branches issuing from one stem and curling in opposite directions.
15 ___, the ___, carrying ___.
16 ___ suckling ___, and drinking out of a circular ___.

7.
1-9 Sepulchral ___.
10, 11 Models of sepulchral ___.
12, 13 Sepulchral ___.
14 Coffin of ___, door-opener of ___
15 Coffin of ___, functionary of x.
16, 17 Sepulchral ___.
18, 19 Coffins with ___, set on fire.
20, 21 Fragmented ___.
22, 23 Sepulchral ___.
24 –27 Earthen ___.
28 Figures.
29 –32 Blank.
33 –36 ___, from ___, clawing through ___ and struggling.
Notice some of great beauty in 34.
37 Small figures of ___.
38 Notice vase of great size and beauty.
39 –41 Fragments of ___ and ___, in ___, with ___.
42, 43 ___, ] ___ and ___.
44, 45 Specimens of ___ in ___.
46 –51 Portable ___, in bronze.
52 –55 Various large candelabra, in bronze.
56, 57 Bronze ___. Notice some of great beauty.
58 –109 Figures of ___. Notice 77, three fine statues of ___ of most masterly execution.
79 A beautiful ___, naked.
84 An exquisitely wrought ___ with floating ___, stooping to adjust a  ___ with a leaking ___ in the other hand.



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2019, 3:12
mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi


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Number 7: clay, latex glove, paper bag, 2019, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm,
photo: Conradin Frei



Number 6: clay, latex glove, paper bag, 2019, pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm,
photo: Conradin Frei








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