We’re returning to Andre Levy, nicknamed Zhion, working on “The Original Sin,” an urban intervention. He upsets urban routines by painting underwear on rocks and dispersing them across Frankfurt, Germany.
You may wonder why. “These urban interventions attract people’s attention by their lively colors and also point out how absurd it is to equate nudity with love and guilt instinctively,” the Brazilian artist argues. The root of the sexualization of the human body, I think, is not nudity but the desire to conceal it. The Original Sin Project was formed as a result of this.”
“Which of the things is nude now?” Andre wonders on his website. Is it the painted ones or their companions? The solution, like the fault, is in the observer’s eyes.” “Passers-by will be astonished, not by nudity, but by the surprising absence of it,” he continues.