Bird and Cube

2009
installation, dimensios variable
a4 paper, concrete, mdf-board, wind machine

Bird and Cube

Exhibition is installation in two separate rooms.

1 st room: In the middle of room is a cube which is made of white A4 copypaper. Behind the cube is a pile of fake Alvar Aalto stools (stool 60). Stools are made of MDF-board. Two architectonic concrete fragments lie partly on stools and partly on papercube. Bigger fragment is placed so that it stays in balance between pile of stools and papercube. On the end of room close to ceiling level is a wind machine. Machine is programmed so that it ocassionally blows a strong gust to the room. Air current removes papers and gradually dismantles the cube. On the other end of the room is a 20 ” flat videomonitor which shows short video of jackdaw escaping from his nest. Video is shooted through a safety net in towers of San Giminiano.

2 nd room: This room is a permanent exhibition of finnish animal sculptor Jussi Mäntynen (1886-1978). Room is filled with stone and bronze sculptures made by him. In this room there is a black and white illusionistic sculpture. Sculpture shows a fictional situation of a sculpture in progress. Part of lynx's head is visible from a artificial block of stone. Block is placed on a plinth with some boards and trash leaning to it . Sculpture is made of styrofoam coverd with Foamcoat, MDF-board and aluminium.