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#398-403 The Street

#398-403 The Street

192x252 cm (64x84 cm each panel) | Filler, oak panels, shelves from oak strips, stones

  • About

    I made this piece by throwing 99 stones at six panels with moist filler mounted vertically. The stones are placed on shelves from oak strips and on top of the panels.
    The work can be installed in various ways.

    Throwing stones can be understood as the weapon of the powerless. Even if David beat Goliath with his sling, it is more of a symbolic weapon. It shows defiance and is a harsh signal of protest. It is regularly used by oppressed people like the Palestinians and elsewhere but is also common in combating the police when the citizens are protesting the State. Parliamentary democracy has often proven insufficient to provide equality and fair treatment, and popular riots are, from time to time, needed as a corrective.

    Despite the violent narrative in the production of this work, the aesthetics of it is calmer and minimal. It shows there can be beauty in struggle and peacefulness in revolt too.

  • Res Ipsa

    Res Ipsa is a compilation of works made by an act shaping the filler once it is prepared inside the frame. The works thus function as a recording device and give a statement of the event taking place while the filler was still wet.

    Res Ipsa is Latin for "the thing itself" and is part of the juridical term "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing speaks for itself), used when an injury or accident in itself clearly shows who is responsible, such as an instrument left inside a body after surgery.

kr54 000,00Price