X-Times People Chair (X-Fois Gens Chaise) by German artist Angie Hiesl is a site-specific street art performance piece in which she recruits a number of elderly people who sit on white metal chairs that are attached onto the façades of various buildings over 20 feet above the ground. As you can see from the photographs the performers sit and conduct normal everyday activities such as reading the newspaper, folding clothes, knitting, etc.
Hiesl premiered this work way back in 1995 and has taken it all over the world to over 14 countries including: Poland, Brazil, Colombia and Perú with local actors filling in the chairs at each location.
The project is very funny, Hiesl’s intention being to transform a recognizable place into what she describes as a ‘rearrangement of reality’.
Via Visual News
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