AboutBrazilian artist Lygia Clark (1920-88) radically innovated the relationship between the art object and the audience. As a co-founder of the Neo-Concretist movement she worked with the theory that art should be both subjective and organic and that art should be shaped and manipulated by the spectator.
Her bichos (meaning animal or creature) series, from early 1960s springs from those Neo-Concretist principles and her investigation of the plane" in art. Each bicho is formed of a series of shaped plates joined by hinges. Laid flat they form a plane but when manipulated by an audience member they take on changeable organic forms, the hinge recollecting an animal's spine.