Drawings, installation, 2023 (copper, iron, rust, concrete, fire, chalk, sunlight)
Made in the context of Hybrida residency.
Supported by IASPIS: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee,
Region Värmland, the Swedish Arts Council.
The installation was made during a 2-month residency, and it comprises a series of drawings etched in copper, and sculptural objects composed and carved out of materials gleaned in Älvsbacka, Sweden, a now abandoned, former iron-producing parish. The ancient Greek deity of the dawn, Eos, is used as a narrative device to map out the landscape of the area and to follow the traces and networks of light, energy and past industry infrastructure. Images and symbols relating to the sun and non-functional machines are weaved together in the map-like compositions, structured around the pace of a walk.
The use of conductive materials and its activation by reflecting sunlight, gives the whole installation the properties of a sundial, with none of its quantitative precision nonetheless.