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Published on Mar 22, 2011
The work in Docu_Merz is an abstracted documentation of the osa/MERZEN/ project - a distorted reflection of a work-in-progress. The structure references the Merz stages Schwitters designed as a platform for his own work. Upon seeing the osa/MERZEN/ footage, the viewer is able to witness the developing stages of the installation, whilst also getting a sense of the process and complexity involved in making work. The footage will continue to evolve and grow throughout the period of exhibition.
The exhibition is part of the MERZMAN festival - for further information and programme, visit: www.merzman.co.uk
The osa/MERZEN/ installation can be seen at CUBE Gallery in Manchester were the osaBased on the reflection of the work of artist Kurt Schwitters, osa is developing an accessible and tangible installation in the space of CUBE gallery in Manchester.
osa's installation refers to Schwitters' own collage technique which he called "Merz", a method of rearranging collected objects such as papers, timber, wire, text snippets and paint.
The osa have been inspired by YMCA Flag, Thank You, Ambleside, 1947 (mixed media) by Kurt Schwitters. The original collage is on display in the exhibtion
The installation will transform the gallery space by using materials collected and provided by the city of Manchester, with the aim to blur the border between existing space and installation i.e. frame and content. For more information see www.cube.org.uk