Attach, expand, collapse
Solo show in Gallery Hippolyte.
The exhibition was inspired by new building materials that change the perception of time and space.
`It’s A Silent Agent Doing Its Thing´ makes use of a soundless cracking agent, expansive mortar, also called snail dynamite, that was developed for splitting rock and concrete in urban construction sites without any noise or vibration. The moment when the stones crack cannot be determined beforehand, as it is the result of pressure created by the expanding agent. But whereas the silent and unobtrusive method improves efficiency in construction, in the piece it works in the opposite direction. The time in the installation makes no concession to the gallery’s opening hours or viewers’ schedules. The piece also features a studio recording of the sound of stone splitting.
`Building Images´ extends the exhibition space with a glass-walled structure that contains traces of human gestures and activity. The work derives from interest to material life and bodily existence that is ever more on display.