"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” -Anais Nin
Multidisciplinary artist Victorine Müller has been utilizing her adept skills in sculpting intriguing structures for years. Unlike your typical sculpture that stands alone, drawing the gaze of viewers on its own construct, Müller’s work incorporates an element of performance art. The Swiss artist herself enters each of her life-size clear plastic bubble sculptures, giving the pieces new life and transforming the feel of each installation.
By combining performance art and sculpting, Müller offers a new way of engaging audiences with otherwise ordinary structures. While she does not directly interact with spectators as she sits or stands serenely within the confines of her PVC figures, there is certainly a change in the atmosphere of an art exhibition when another living person is calmly staring back at you from inside plastic bubble shaped like a giant elephant.