black and white fiber print, vinyl, tape and push pins, 2/5
24 x 30"
Day 23.5 is part of a series consisting of photographs taken in a spare bedroom in Perlman’s house. As in most of the pictures part of the series, this one shows the room filled with cardboard boxes, papers, packaging materials and other detritus, all of which have been formed into life-size figures Perlman posed in various ways. In different images they appear almost human as a result of their suggestive stances, while in others they look mechanical and menacing. With its resemblance to a dissembled machine, Day 23.5 demonstrates both the pure joy of creation, in working with whatever is at hand, and the artists’ skillful ability to suggest mood, character and even, possibly, narrative through his evocative works. The titles are sequential indicating that this photograph was made on the 23rd day of the project, and was the fifth photo of the day.
United States, b. 1960
Gift of Laurence A. Rickels
PERLMAN, Hirsch and United States, b. 1960, “PERLMAN, Hirsch,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed March 23, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4105.