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FRONTIERS, METHODS OF ESCAPE
CONSTRUCTION OF MIGRANT OBJECT NO. II: “DIVING SUIT”
The original MIGRANT OBJECT NO. II: DIVING SUIT was used by Josef Skopl, a Catholic priest, who wanted to leave ancient Czechoslovakia by crossing the bottom of the Labe River. Josef built his own diving suit: he sewed his jacket and pants of waterproof fabric and connected them with bicycle tires; he made the helmet from an aluminum pot. So that he could breathe, he used two hoses, one for the air to enter and another for it to come out; at the end of a hose he placed a float, so that it did not sink.
Sketches of the diving suit/ pencil/ 2022.
Historical photography of the real diving suit used by the Josef Skopal.
SKETCHES OF THE MIGRANT OBJECT NO. II:
Prepared during my art residency in Ateljé Stun-dars (Solf, Finland), small sketches (40 x 60 cm) are two layers of transparent paper placed on top of each other; illuminated from below in-side a light box, the two layers are overlapping.
On the lower paper is made ana-tomical drawing of the male body, on the upper paper I made drawing of diving suit used by Josef Skopl
Frontiers, methods of escape/ Diving suit, object II. /Sketches, Photoshop/ Ateljé Stundars, Finland, 2023.
Frontiers, methods of escape/ Diving suit, object II. / Final object and process photographs/ fabric, thread, metal, plastic/ Ateljé Stundars, Finland, 2023.
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