Daniel Von Weinberger

1) PARURE THE CLASSIC IDEA OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OLD FASHIONED PARURE - A COMPLETE JEWELRY SET OF GOLD, DIAMOND AND PEARL, EARRINGS, NECKLACE, BRACELET, DIADEM ETC - INSPIRED ME, TO MAKE AN UP TO DATE, NEW AND BAROQUE PUNK ENSEMBLE. OR ONE JEWEL MADE IN DIFFERENT PIECES. As OPPOSED TO THE RICH AND LUXURIOUS MATERIALS IN THE CLASSIC PARURE, I USE VERY PLAIN AND CHEAP MATERIALS LIKE PAPER, PLASTIC, STEEL WIRE AND CHICKEN FEATHERS. THEY ARE THE LUXURY AND WEALTH OF OUR 21st CENTURY -THROW AWAY - SPACE AGE.

2) THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE IN THE SIXTIES THE FRENCH PROPHETIC PHILOSOPHER GUY DEBORD TAUGHT US THAT THE FUTURE WORLD WOULD BE A SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE. TODAY HIS WORDS HAVE BECOME TRUE.

3) 10 MINUTES FAME IN THE SIXTIES THE MONEY LOVING POP ARTIST ANDY WARHOL SAID THAT AT A CERTAIN TIME EVERYBODY WOULD WANT AND GET THEIR TEN MINUTES OF FAME. TODAY HIS WORDS HAVE BECOME TRUE.

4) NO GENDER THE SIXTIES GAVE US ALSO THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION WITH, AS A RESULT; TODAY'S CONFUSED GENDERLESS PEOPLE, LIVING WITH THEIR LUST IN COOL ANONYMOUS DIGITAL CYBER SPACE. THOSE FOUR IDEAS INSPIRED AND HELPED ME TO BUILD THE SCULPTURE JEWEL STATEMENT. IT BECAME AN ABSOLUTELY GENDERLESS ""SPECTACLE BODY PARURE"" ORNAMENT, AN INCOGNITO FASHION ARMOUR WORN FOR DEFENSE BY THOSE WHO ARE GOING OUT INTO REAL LIFE FOR THEIR TEN MINUTES OF FAME IN THE ""SPECTACLE WORLD""

12 MARCH 2020 I FLEW OUT OF EUROPE. JUST BEFORE THE LOCK DOWN IN TO THE USA. IN MY HEART I FELT THAT I DIDN’T WANT TO BE BUSY WITH ART ANYMORE. THE WORLD DIDN’T NEED ART. FROM NEW YORK (CENTER OF CORONA AT THAT MOMENT) I FLEW TO LOS ANGELES WALKED AROUND WITH THE 60 000 HOMELESS AND WATCHED THE EMPTY SHELVES IN THE SUPERMARKETS THEN I GOT SICK QUEEN CORONA GOT ME I FOUGHT FOR 3 WEEKS TO SURVIVE FEVER DAY AND NIGHT NO EATING NO SLEEPING I REFUSED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AFTERWARDS TO FLORIDA AND BACK TO NEW YORK AND BACK TO EUROPE I WORKED FOR A MONTH ON MY INSTALLATION “LA REINE RONA” HER HEAD LOOKS LIKE CORONA VIRUS HER STEEL PINS FORCE “SOCIAL DISTANCING “ HER MOUTH IS OPEN I HATE THE MOUTH MASK MY QUEEN IS A HUMAN NOT A DOG THE FAN IS FOR THE AIR THE BREAST PLATE JEWEL IN ORIGAMI PAPER IS TO PROTECT THE LONGS WE WHERE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN SEPTEMBER TO SYDNEY TO WELCOME OUR NEW GRANDCHILD IN ROSE BAY QUEEN CORONA DECIDED DIFFERENTLY PERHAPS “LA REINE RONA” CAN GET IN?

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