Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Jo Lawrence broom dolls

Jo Lawrence
Jo Lawrence places from time to time a box with the heads of dead filming actresses on its kitchen table. Some appear indifferently, some smile. All wait for the metamorphosis, which they will experience. They are actual photocopies of the faces of forgotten Holywood of star from and the 30's 20's.

The key to understand the charm of these dolls, with photo faces and fool bodies, is their equivocal quality: they appear as both, things and figures, as confrontation of mysterious elements and as human being-same forms. It is difficult sometimes to decide whether the person is a broom or the broom a person - in reality they are both.

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