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From a Surrogate Soil - 1992

Installation Installation view at Galleri Nordanstad Skarstedt, Stockholm 1992
Installation including: Floor piece I 300x300 cm I Cibachromes of paintings cast in polystyrene, each 50x50x20 cm I Optic white glass I Reliefs I Height 220 cm. concrete, pigment, lead I C-prints.
In a repeating dream I find myself in a room where the floors are covered with roses; red, unnaturally big, perfect, stiff, lifeless. Walking on them I realise they are indestructible. The spaces are different in each dream. Thick rose stalks growing slowly around the walls turn the room into a claustrophobic darkness. One can’t get out. I travel to each site from the dreams. Placing a sketch of a floor sculpture in each space: digital images of painted red roses on a plastic film. Making a photograph of each site: Florence, April 4, 1990: Abandoned cemetery. Family chapel from WW II, Venice, April 6, 1990: The inner yard of a closed monastery, Vienna, November 19, 1990: Abandoned grave. Stockholm, March 8, 1991: Entrance to a subway station in the suburbs.

From a Surrogate Soil II - 1994

Installation Premanent installation at Husby Underground Station, Stockholm 1994
Installation Premanent installation at Husby Underground Station, Stockholm 1994
Installation Premanent installation at Husby Underground Station, Stockholm 1994
Permanent installation at Husby subway station, Stockholm 10 sculptures inserted in the rock, spread over a 30 metres large wall I Cibachromes of paintings cast in polystyrene I Glass
A 30 meters long white wall is the first thing one sees when coming down the escalator. At first sight, from a distance, the sculptures builds black “holes” in the rock, as empty spaces with shiny glass surfaces where daily events are reflected at different times of the day; as the day-time fills with movement at regular intervals which drop off and transforms into a deserted site where meetings, violence and silence reigns. Approaching the wall, the surface turns into red spots upon the chalk-white wall and closer up the red roses appears.