HUMAN SCAFFOLD 2005
Cement and scaffolding elements, 5x5x6 metres
“The Human Scaffold” is built up on top of a functioning scaffold. It functions both as an armature as well as a frame. Thirty six cement figures (each about 2 metres tall) are modelled directly over the horizontal scaffolding poles and thereby become the bearing elements. In this way, the construction can be adapted to the character of the different locations and their architecture.
The human being’s survival instinct, capacity for change, to move and rebuild, has always fascinated me. In the Human Scaffold, I have been able to go into these themes because the scaffold provides a logical entry to play with this. The creatures will be able to swap their places internally and e.g. turn upside down the next time.
I often work in series, where figures can appear to be the same from a distance, but with closer viewing one can discover their individuality and how the differences influence the relationships between them.