1058 (2018)

As you can cut into stone and wood, you can also cut into space.


This wooden sculpture of 1058cm long was placed in a big, open and monumental space with no other artworks around. The start of the work was an interest in space as a volume and mass. As a sculptor you can cut into wood, stone and other materials and I wanted to cut into space. Because space itself can not physically be cut I materialized the hypothetical cut and gave it volume and mass, this resulted in the wooden sculpture. During the installation of the work I was looking to cut the space I was assigned in a precise and exciting way. Despite the size and the present set up the work did not felt out of place or “in your face”. The way I installed it made sure that the work was different from every angle in the space and that the viewer experienced tension and some feeling of risk.