2018, Carrara marble, 90 x 95 x 26 cm
(in relation to the film Somnivm)
Retractor Hydrobag, installation view, Beaconsfield Gallery, London 7.3-22.4.2018
Retractor Hydrobag is a tool of its own destruction. It offers insight to both classical statuary and the industrial methods of the marble quarries. The sculpture is a replicate of an iron retractor hydrobag – a tool employed in the quarrying industry to separate up to 200 tons of marble away from the Earth. The sculpture was created by using 3D-scanning and robotic engraving techniques to create an exact copy of the original tool. Retractor hydrobag makes a connection to readymade objects of the industry and the conditions of resting and dreaming: a popular motif of the antique and beyond.
Production supported by ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND, FRAME, VÄINÖ TANNER FOUNDATION
Commissioned by BEACONSFIELD GALLERY
SPECIAL THANKS Arto Kivimäki, Orlando Cerasuolo, Ville Piippo
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