The «Fur Coat» by Weld Queen is an interactive public art object made from the building bars and depicting a «royal robe» as if it is walking independently in a stream of people.
Gold and fur-coat like two the most common indicators of financial well-being in modern society are included in a single art-work and symbolically demonstrate «true luxury which is exactly warm» and which can be directly worn on own shoulders.
This exhibit is an open question of how durable our values are. Is the constant ambition for ostentatious luxury (this is particularly true for the online space and social platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc.) a kind of measure that actually makes people happy? Is it only a temporary safe refuge allowing to get away from the unsightly parties of the harsh reality?
However, despite all the criticisms of the false online self-representation system we cannot deny that a person likes “the tales of a beautiful life”, and the “Golden Fur-coat” helps everyone to bring this tale to the logical limit.
The combination of conceptually opposite materials (the coarse building bars and “gold plating”) enhances the effect of falsification of dominant values, exposing the inconsistency of our needs and desires.
The object implies the direct involvement with the audience : a person can “enter” into the “Fur-coat” and thus “try on the role of the monarch”, stand out from the crowd and feel like if not a king, then at least a superstar.
Steal. Welding. Painting.
1600 х 1700 х 2700 мм.