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I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally!

Sculpture / installation, 2017

Series of 3 temporary sculptures

  1. I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally! (2017)
  2. Jodorovsky’s Seat (2017)
  3. I love the mountains (2018)

Materials: Wooden children’s chair, granite, wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, food colouring, flash light, (ecological glitter)

Size: 90 x 60 x 50 cm

 

I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally!

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, and a yet one more follow up with the title I love the Mountains, were born out of the question: how are materials valued. How do we value different materials, and different kinds of labour? 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.

Jodorovsky’s Seat, detail

On display

I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally!

Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, 1. – 18.6.2017

as part of Altistuminen, an exhibition with Azar Saiyar

Jodorowsky’s seat

Hilbertraum, Berlin, 29.9. – 8.10.2017

as part of Shadows of Tomorrow, a group exhibition with Mikko Kallio, Pasi Mälkiä, Minna Suoniemi and Tatu Tuominen and a collaboration between Galleria Huuto and Hilbertraum.

 I love the Mountains

Supermarket Alternative Art Fair, Stockholm, 12.-15.4.2018 as part of the exhibition Evidence Room by Galleria Huuto with Kasper Muttonen, Anna Broms, Marjo Levlin, Timo Tähkänen aka Maimu Brushwood, Kaarina Ormio, Veikko Björk and Azar Saiyar