THE CABLE TAPESTRY, AVV HJØRRING, DENMARK 2004
The lecture hall at AVV (The Waste Company of Western Vendsyssel, Denmark) 2004.
Used electrical cables and television tubes 24m2
The basis for the Cable Tapestry was the experience of watching the sorting work at the waste plant, where the cables seemed to me to symbolise a kind of umbilical cord for our modern civilisation. The umbilical cord to all our ”vital” organs; that keep us warm/clean/fed/informed and wealthy.
AVV represents a genuine ”Jack the dullard” mentality. Creating something out of nothing. Everything that is carefully calculated and assembled to allow our lives to function, is carefully separated in the recycling plant in order to create something new out of something old, rather than polluting.