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THE VOID

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THE VOID
Developed at The National Institute for Medical Research - September 2004 - April 2005

This work was based on a lost event, Yves Klein experimental cocktail, given out informally at the opening of 'Le Vide' in Paris in 1958, but which caused the urine of drinkers to turn intense (dare I say IKB®*) blue, for a week. In the event structure that is THE VOID, over 100 people decided to recreate the experience personally through SELF-EXPERIMENTATION. The artwork in effect was experienced and viewed only in the privacy of participants bathrooms.

The project was developed at NIMR and written up as a clinical trial. More information is available in the article; The Ethics of the Void. Contemporary Magazine. Issue No.81

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NB: The Office of Experiments is currenlty investigating the development of an open source version of IKB® - International Klein Blue.


THE VOID in Berlin, with Max Planck Institute, May 6th 2006.

An event performed after the Self-Rapport workshops, organised by Katrin Soldhju from the 'Experimentization of Life' Research Department.

THE VOID at Sherbourne House, Devon, May 19th 2006. 'Colour and Chemistry'.

THE VOID at Barbican, London - 1st July 2005. 'Colour After Klein', Exhibition programme.

THE VOID at 'The Sensory Clinic' International3, Manchester - April 2005.


 

THE VOID

The Void - Sherborne House . Artist preparing artworks for exchange for coupons

The Void  - detail

 

Demonstrating the effect - Pee. An image sent in anonymously by a particating audience member

 

Pee