Burning Down the House: 180 Minutes of Life from SanerJuxtapoz // Saturday, 24 Apr 2010
Talk about ephemeral artwork. In a controlled environment, Saner methodologically lit his carefull rendered canvas paintings on fire to exemplify their transience, as well as the personal meaning they carry for him personally. Understandable, Saner tells us, “This show is very important in my life.”
“180 minutes of life:
The installation - consisting of 11 paintings and 2 murals - gave life to the concept of closing cycles. During this time, I released the work, understanding it as a whole for its value (personal, artistic, material, economic) and freed it.
“The objective of this experience was to prove that we can stop being apprehensive in every aspect of our life; whether it is love, ideas, money, assets or even our past.
“This installation proves that paints and murals can last beyond space and time. All are ephemeral because they could only be appreciated for 180 minutes and materially speaking, were destroyed by fire. But in their ashes and in memory, they have left a mark.”
Hey, they always advise: If you really love something, set it free.