I Do, I Undo, I Redo

I Do, I Undo, I Redo

I Do, I Undo, I Redo by Louise Josephine Bourgeois

I Do, I Undo, I Redo by Louise Josephine Bourgeois was produced in 17th Century and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Modern Art movement. The work can be viewed now at TATE Modern


Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): conscience, freedom


I Do, I Undo, I Redo is an installation produced in two years 1999-2000 by French artist Louise Joséphine Bourgeois.

One of the most unique artistic achievements of the twentieth century and its closest definition would be – an expression of cultural phenomena of Psychological Symbolism.

Installation is made for The Turbine Hall of Tate Modern museum. It consists of three steel towers, which are high from 9 to 14 meters. Spiral staircases lead to the tops of the towers with platforms surrounded by huge round mirrors. The name of installation can be divided into parts, which are actually names of towers. Around each tower, there are text messages and images which are associatively connected with their names (I Do tower – I am the good mother). In each tower, under the bell jars, there is a sculpture of a mother with a child, presented thematically (I Do tower – mother embracing a baby). Installation can be seen as a metaphor for the internal processes and emotions that are repeated daily. The visitor can climb the towers and move around them from all sides, even can sit for a while on platforms. He is given an opportunity to identify and visualize the internal flows, even the possibility to play with them.

The work can be viewed at Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.


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