All work and no play makes a dull girl
My friend Rasmus assisted in the destruction of an artwork at Hordaland Art Centre (HKS).
The whole building had been wrapped in plastic and fabric for the exhibition LEILA by AIPOTU, giving the city of Bergen its own recontextualized Wrapped Kunsthalle. My concern being, obviously, what would happen to all that material when the exhibition was dismounted. And so, Christmas time and all, my loyal friend asked the management of HKS on my behalf, who informed him that it would be thrown away.
I the midst of the art waste dislocation/relocation, my brain managed to inflate my head with thoughts on how to make use of it all. After filling up my studio, I allowed myself to play around with the material, because all work and no play makes Ellen a dull girl. I soon realised that it was in itself, without further transformation, both meaningful and beautiful. So here you can see the discarded material in itself, well, in the form of photographs on a computer screen: