Narrator: Oiticica called sculptures like this one Bólides—fireballs. Some of these table-top sculptures have parts that viewers could originally move. Others contained tactile materials such as sand or pigments. 

Elisabeth Sussman: The boxes are intimate.

Narrator: Elisabeth Sussman is Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, and one of the curators of this exhibition.

Elisabeth Sussman: They're very relational. He had this ideal sense of what a work of art could or should be and that involved touching and investigation.

Narrator: This one invites us to enter it imaginatively, as well.

Elisabeth Sussman: You look into it and it looks like, from the outside, like a little pavilion, like a little house, model of a house. You look inside and there's a mirror and then the end of it is open and has gauze, and it looks like a sleeping porch end of it. You can project onto it whatever you want, but it does seem to be about some kind of ideal dwelling.


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