George Smits, 1981

In the ICC (International Cultural Centre) in Antwerp the visual artist and singer George Smits presented in 1981 a performance that focused on his concept of ‘Isomopolis’ (or ‘Polystyrenopolis’ in English): an amalgam of sculptures that produce acoustic vibrations and retain them for a long period of time. The artist had started this project in the 1970s, and he created ever more impressive sculptures with polystyrene and strings. They came in all sorts of sizes and types: tightly stretched or spiral-shapes strings, piano strings, strings attached to bamboo or to objects made of polystyrene foam.


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