117x175 cm. | Filler, oak frame
In Akkadian, an ancient semitic langauge, the word Erebu means "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun). This is believed by some to be the origin of the name for Europe. The land of the sunset as seen from the middle east.
In greek mythology Erebus was a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness, born out of Chaos. The name Erebus is also used as a region of the Greek underworld where the dead pass immediately after dying, a "place of darkness between earth and Hades".
This work is part of a series - Erebu.
The Erebu series is part of Spread, an array of works made by spreading the filler evenly in the frame using a scrape. This pushes it in a certain direction while it unfolds in a random manner.
Reminiscent of Richard Serra's Verb List I try to use simple and clearly defined actions to shape the filler in my works. This way there is always non-cognitive aspects of the production process.