I acquired the roll of meters and meters of heavy, folded fine fabric from an enormous storage building at Forsand, a place far away in the fjords in Rogaland, Norway. The storage was about to close and I could take whatever I wanted. The amount of amazing fabric was vast, but this was the one I selected. I kept it in my studio but did not know what to do with it. Fall 2014 I had a leakage in my space and had to unfold it to dry it. By this trivial action I suddenly recognized it as a piece.
The painted wood planks are from a Junior High School I worked at. It was originally from large catapult construction built and painted by some wild boys, and later deconstructed and cut into pieces for storage and reuse. In secret I collected a few of the pieces and worked with it to find its new form - make a sculpture.
The yellow board leaning towards the wall is from a housing complex construction site close to my studio. At the site there are numerous of these objects placed on the uneven ground - one after another - to create paths for the workers.
The ribbons are from a collection I have made during the past months. Some are private, some are found on the streets or in public places, like airports. The cherry pink one is from the subway entrance in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the peach one is from a small storage place in Norway.
Heavy, Heavy, Soft, 2014
80 x 80 x 4 cm
Heavy, Heavy, Soft (fabric)
Wood and Color (painted wooden planks)
Yellow (painted wooden board)
Wood and Color, 2014
painted wooden planks
24 x 60 x 4,5 cm
Nylon and satin ribbons
160 and 300 cm