In the photo series »Disco Boys«, named after a song by Frank Zappa, the artist's self, located in the youth culture, serves as a malleable starting material: the body becomes a projection surface that is superimposed with different styles of the time. A wide spectrum of poses is explored, ranging from Saturday Night Fever, David Bowie's androgynous and enraptured Berlin phase, coquettishly over-exaggerated hustler-ness until to the punk snotty just beginning to emerge. [...] The »Disco Boys« knew of the possibilities of self-chosen identity orientation long before this became a lifestyle maxim of the 1980s and 1990s. (Christian Höller)
Image dimensions 19,5 x 14 cm (19,5 x 14 inch)
Object dimensions ca. 93 x 101 cm (93 x 101 inch)
Mounting, Framing 24 prints mounted in 4 rows, black wooden frame 94,5 x 102 cm
Signed, dated, exhibition labels from several galleries on the reverse
Christian Höller (ed.), Hans Weigand, Graz/Innsbruck 2006.
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