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Limbo Lottery

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Published on Feb 14, 2017

3D zoetrope 2016
120 x 40 x 154 cm
3d print, perspex, arduino, led light, stepper motor, wood, steel

Limbo Lottery

A classical display cabinet, black with a gleaming, transparent cover, with a … what? It’s hard to tell because it’s dark. Is it a limb on a spit? Or something industrial, like a horizontal drill, a lathe, an exposed aircraft engine? Or even dangerous, like a missile? Ah…look, there’s a button. Press it.

AK 47s, cigarette-smoking nipples, inflating balloons, one-eyed willies prostrating before a rhinestone- and dollar-sign-encrusted dome, an endless field of skulls, knockout pills that are okay, lipstick munitions, smile – you’re being terrorised, a revolution of resolutions…

Limbo Lottery was designed from the outset as a three-dimensional object. Each model figure was 3D-printed using polylactic acid (PLA), a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic polyester derived from renewable resources such as corn starch, tapioca roots or sugarcane. After printing, the components were hand-painted and assembled into their peculiar shapes.

Limbo Lottery is the first (three-dimensional) object to appear under the rubric March of Folly, which, like Hoogerbrugge’s Grande Fête des Voyeurs, is an overarching theme that allows for many different artistic expressions. Limbo Lottery is a saturation experience. The abundance of iconic objects, symbols and logos; the complexity of the animation of each of the individual components; and the richness of the colour palette, drawn from Hieronymus Bosch, make this work a true feast for the eyes. Hoogerbrugge’s selection of objects here are metaphors for his recurring themes/subjects (read: obsessions), and as usual provoke each viewer’s individual associations with those objects: when you see a cigarette being sucked into a nipple, you will hopefully have different associations from me.

text by Mark Poysden

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hoogerbrugge.com
Contact: info-at-hoogerbrugge.com
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H.Hoogerbrugge is represented by:
Base Alpha Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
basealphagallery.com
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tnx to: CBK Rotterdam, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Mondriaan Fonds

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