Artist to paint UK parliament building in latex
ERJ staff report (BC)
London – New York-based artist, historian and architect Jorge Otero-Pailos will paint Arte Mundit latex solution onto the walls of Westminster Hall at the UK parliament – then peel off the gauze-like dried coating and display it, reports The Guardian.
As part of his project, entitled The Ethics of Dust, the procedure not only strips the building of dirt and pollution, but the 12 x 6m cast will be hung as memorial of Westminster's history – “a skin-like preservation of the building's dust and dirt”, says The Guardian.
According to a tender management document entitled Cleaning and Repairs to South, East and West Interior Elevations of Westminster Hall Phase 2: "The artist Jorge Otero-Pailos has approached the project team and requested involvement in the works to complete a piece whereby the Arte Mundit [latex] is retained, mounted and displayed to exhibit 'the ethics of dust'”.
Otero-Pailos has previously latexed the walls of buildings such as the Doge's Palace in Venice.
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Tender document for cleaning project