Images

1 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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2 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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3 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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4 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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5 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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6 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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7 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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8 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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9 Anthropophagic Record, 2015
record player, record, printed label, printed book, razor blades
dimensions variable
10 Anthropophagic Record, 2015
record player, record, printed label, printed book, razor blades
dimensions variable
Obra de arte classificada, Marcel Duchamp, 2013 Obra de arte classificada, Marcel Duchamp, 2013
classified advert in newspaper
29 x 30 cm
Projeto de máquina de xerox reflex para artistas, 1984 Projeto de máquina de xerox reflex para artistas, 1984
classified advert in newspaper
57.5 x 35 cm
Ruídos Adventícios, 1987 Ruídos Adventícios, 1987
classified advert in newspaper
58 x 36.5 cm
Klassifiziert als Kunst, 2015 Klassifiziert als Kunst, 2015
classified advert in newspaper
56.5 x 39.5 cm
31761_PB_Sem título.jpeg Cinema de invencão/acão, 1982
photograph, ink and adhesive on paper
30.5 x 22 cm
31760_PB_Sem título 2.jpeg Cinema de invencão/acão, 1982
photograph, ink, paper and adhesive on paper
30.5 x 22 cm
31759_PB_Vida entre documentos  2.jpeg Cinema de invencão/acão, 1983
photographs on paper
29.1 x 21 cm
Propostas culturais para Pernambuco, 1983 Propostas culturais para Pernambuco, 1983
front page of newspaper
58 x 35 cm
11 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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12 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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13 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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14 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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15 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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16 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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Brain_01 My brain draws like this, 2007
electroencephalograph
digital print on vinyl
70 x 50 cm
Brain_03 My brain draws like this, 2007
electroencephalograph
digital print on vinyl
70 x 50 cm
Brain_10 My brain draws like this, 2007
electroencephalograph
digital print on vinyl
70 x 50 cm
17 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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18 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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19 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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20 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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21 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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22 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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23 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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Xeroperfomance, 1982 Xeroperfomance, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36.5 x 22.5 cm
Art without and original, 1982 Art without and original, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
26.5 x 21.5 cm
Escre-ver II, 1982 Escre-ver II, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36.5 x 22.5 cm
Escre-ver III, 1982 Escre-ver III, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36.5 x 22.5 cm
Escre-ver I, 1982 Escre-ver I, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
37 x 23 cm
Interiores I, 1982 Interiores I, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36.5 x 23 cm
Poemas II, 1982 Poemas II, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36 x 23 cm
Poemas III, 1982 Poemas III, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36.5 x 22.5 cm
IPoema II, 1982 IPoema II, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36.5 x 22.5 cm
Interiores II, 1982 Interiores II, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
37 x 23 cm
Interiores IV, 1982 Interiores IV, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
35.5 x 23 cm
Interiores III, 1982 Interiores III, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
37.5 x 24 cm
Poemas I, 1982 Poemas I, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
29.5 x 21.5 cm
Grafite Xero:gráfico, 1982 Grafite Xero:gráfico, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
36 x 23 cm
América Latina, 1982 América Latina, 1982
colour xerox on MDF
37 x 22.5 cm
24 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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25 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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26 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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31738_PB_Velotraste III 1 Velotraste III, 1980
black and white xerox
31.5 x 21.5 cm
31736_PB_Velotraste I Velotraste I, 1980
black and white xerox
31 x 21.5 cm
31725_PB_Estudo I Estudo I, 1978
black and white xerox
32 x 21 cm
31727_PB_estudo III Estudo III, 1978
black and white xerox
29.5 x 21 cm
31728_PB_Exercicio I Exercicio I, 1979
black and white xerox
29.5 x 21 cm
31741_PB_prova do artista Prova do artista, 1978
black and white xerox
30.5 x 20.5 cm
31731_PB_Arte Arte, 1979
stamp on black and white xerox
29 x 20.5 cm
31742_PB_Xeroperfomance Xeroperfomance I, 1972
stamp on black and white xerox
32.5 x 21.5 cm
31732_PB_Xeroperfomance Xeroperfomance, 1980
photograph and stamp on xerox
33 x 21.5 cm
27 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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Xerox em negativo I, 1985 Xerox em negativo I, 1985
xerox
20 x 32.5 cm
Xerox em negativo II, 1985 Xerox em negativo II, 1985
xerox
21 x 31 cm
Xerox em negativo III, 1985 Xerox em negativo III, 1985
xerox
29.5 x 20.5 cm
Xerox em negativo IV, 1985 Xerox em negativo IV, 1985
xerox
33 x 21.5 cm
Existência:Resistência, 1978 Existência:Resistência, 1978
thermostatic xerox
32 x 22 cm
Reservado para o reconhecimento de firma, Arte, 1969 Reservado para o reconhecimento de firma, Arte, 1969
thermostatic xerox
21.5 x 16 cm
Observações, 1969 Observações, 1969
thermostatic xerox
21.5 x 14.5 cm
28 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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29 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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30 BRUSCKY INVENT's, 2015
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Press Release

“Anything a man can think, another can realize”
Santos Dumont

BRUSCKY INVENTS’s is the first solo exhibition by the Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky (1949) in Germany. It comprises some of his most experimental art works using, transgressing and/or addressing machines and science. The majority of the works presented in this exhibition have never been shown before, despite being central in his poetics.

One of the early pioneers in the usE of copy machines to make art worldwide, since the beginning of the 1970s Bruscky has produced very sophisticated and complex “xerox” works after understanding and subverting the way the machine works. His first experimentations happened with thermostatic papers in 1969. The following decades have been very productive and intense for him in the terrain of the possibilities of materials and artistic language.

While in New York, as the recipient of a Guggenheim grant in 1982, he had the support of the Xerox company and was able to work with an early colour copy machine for an entire week (at this time there were no such machines in Brazil). With mirrors and objects he was able to develop three dimensional effects and compose intricate images. In another experiment, in 1985, after observing that for a successful copy the paper had to be warm, Bruscky put the paper in a freezer and then used it to make a copy. The machine responded with a “negative copy”. The xerox films appeared in 1980.

The first one LMUWZ, Fogo! was made during a class that Bruscky was teaching at Universidade Católica de Pernambuco. He put cotton, objects and spaghetti letters on the machine’s display, added alcohol and set fire to it. While the material was burning, the machine took many copies that became the frames of his Super 8 film. Xeroxperformance was also made after the filming of copies, but in this case, it is the artist’s body which is depicted. Despite the fact that experimentation is the first intention of all of his xerox works, the series can be roughly divided into two groups: one that is the expressivity of materials in an abstract manner and other that presents the relationship of the artist’s body to the machine.

My brain draws like this is another branch of interaction of the artist with the machine. Working in a hospital in Recife, Bruscky had the chance to make drawings without using his hands… The recently arrived EEG machine allowed him to transpose images of happiness, sadness, preoccupations and tranquility from his brain directly to the paper as traces and compositions. The first experiment was in 1976 but three years later he recorded the process for video. In the middle of the 2000s the series received a new development: the digital results of the latest technology in color. The work’s title changed to My brain draws and paints like this. A new version of this historical piece will be made at the opening of this show like a performance.

For Paulo Bruscky science and technology are fields of creative speculation and transgressiveness, just like any artistic language. BRUSCKY INVENT’s gathers some of his playful inventions. For many years he has been trying to get scientific help for the realization of his ideas via classified posts. The classified section of newspapers has been the space of enunciation of poetical and confrontational messages. Reaching audiences outside the art world is important to Paulo Bruscky.

Performance, 28th November 2015

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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015
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performance during the opening, 28th November 2015