A series of 3 temporary sculptures / installations:
I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally!
Jodorovsky’s Seat
I love the Mountains!
Years: 2017 – 2018
Size: approximately 90 x 60 x 50 cm
Materials: Wooden children’s chair, granite, wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, food colouring, flash light, (ecological glitter)

About the work

Taking it’s title from a shout-out by a side-character in one of the last 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-ups 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.

The idea of a ”temporary sculpture” is one that resembles performance: the work has a durance, it is not designed as a lasting object. It also is made of bio-degradable materials and therefore easily recyclable.

Individual pieces of the series were

I have conquered the Holy Mountain horizontally!

  • Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, 1. – 18.6.2017
  • as part of Altistuminen, an exhibition with Azar Saiyar

Jodorovsky’s Seat

 I love the Mountains