Self-bondage in a vacuum bed as art and Lawrence Malstaf
The idea struck Lawrence’s mind when he was vacuum cleaning his atelier. Two transparent PVC sheets, a frame suspended from the ceiling, two tubes and a vacuum cleaner, you get in, the air gets sucked out. Pretty simple, yet effective and spectacular. The project got the name “Shrink”.
During Lawrence’s installations any visitor could experience “what that means to be caught in a space, in a snowstorm or be vacuum packed”.
OK, artistic and conceptuality aside, let’s have a look how they do that. From what I understand they do not breath, while properly “vacuumed”. They can control the amount of the air being sucked out with a thumb. Did you notice anything else?