Sculpture / installation, 2017
Materials: Wooden children’s chair, granite, wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, food colouring, flash light, (ecological glitter)
Size: 90 x 60 x 50 cm
About the work
Taking it’s title from a shout by a side-character in of the scenes towards the end of the epic and surreal film Holy Mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky, the temporary sculpture I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally! as well as its follow-up later the same year, entitled Jodorowsky’s Seat, were born out of the question of how materials are valued. Also, the work was a play on how to hide and reveal the form of a found, heavy piece of granite that resembled the shape of a mini scale mountain. The rock was covered with self-made dough with a texture that resembles a bit that of marble. The play between visibility and invisibility, hiding and revealing, illusion and artificiality became elements of the work.
I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally!
Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, 1. – 18.6.2017
as part of Altistuminen, an exhibition with Azar Saiyar
Hilbertraum, Berlin, 29.9. – 8.10.2017