Tomorrow, July 27 at laGalleria Dray Walk (the Old Truman Brewery), in the heart of London, FABRICA It presents "DopingThrower", an art installation conceived and performed by Cuban Erik Ravelo.
The sculpture was inspired by the Discus Thrower, the famous statue of Myron, approximately 445 BC, which is a symbol of passion for the Olympic Games and the cult of human physical perfection. The "Doping Thrower" is completely smothered by hundreds of multicolored capsules, ampoules, tablets and even a drip.
We invite us to reflect on the habit of using and abusing substances based drugs and treatments to improve an athlete's performance by artificial means. It should also be seen as a criticism of the anti-doping system that often, in the name of economic power, not fully safeguard the health of athletes. This deviation from the concept of fair play is unsportsmanlike and dangerously widespread among young amateur athletes or occasional drug taking seriously hazardous to health despite having a perfectly healthy body.
The installation can be seen until August 6 (11: 00 - 19: 00).