Sving

The work Sving is a garden swing like those that appear in many residential areas in the summertime. It is usually used for relaxation and lazy days in the sun, but here it is made dysfunctional for this purpose since the swing continuously spins around its own axis 45 times per minute. As a ready-made object taken out of the everyday life context, the swing directly refers to the middle class leisure industry. The absurdity and ambiguity of the object questions our understanding of the functionality of objects and the position of the work of art in relation to the public.


Year: 2003
Materials: steel, pillow, stone, electrical motor
Dimensions: 180 x 220 x 105 cm

Exhibitions:
Johann K├Ânig Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK, 2003
Attraction/Repulsion, GfZK Leipzig, DE, 2004
Extra Ordinary, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE, 2005