Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Robert Rauschenberg

when we took part in the design activism conference in july we didn't supply any materials...we asked everyone to build a den from what they had with them. I liked this unpredictable way...i want to include this quote just because so...Robert Rauschenberg:'Fro the first time there was absolutely nothing to use. ...I asked Alex whether he had any shirts that needed ironing...so we got two ironing boards and put them up over some blue lights that were back there. When the curtain opened, there were the dancers and these two people ironing shirts....the lights coming up through the shirts, it was like a live passive set, like live decor.' Robert Rauschenberg talking to Richard Kostelanetz in his book The Theatre of Mixed Means 1970 (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd)