Sliding Structure is an art work about shape and reshaping. Forms in motion, that creates a dynamic of moments with instantaneous difference.
Sliding Structure is based on the ideas of, and the shapes of tents and banners, both recognizable forms with variable appearances. They might be disparate in their exterior shape and are foremost determined to be either a banner or a tent through their use. The layer of a tent and a banner is a membrane that provides a thin boundary between public and private –or forms the place where a message might be announced publicly. They shapes differ in the way that a tent is used to detail and protect a private space, whereas banners is for communication. In Sliding Structure the shapes are refined into pure, basic constructions, where numerous specific narratives and personal fates and fortunes are hiding.
The exhibition consists of three art works: Sliding structure: it, a mechanical installation built in cooperation with steering engineer Gert-Ove Wågstam. A full movement from banner to tent and back take 6,5 minutes. Opening, a video of openings that gets filled with sound but no imagery of places, it is projected onto a black fabric covering a wall. And a low table with four Text sculptures that cast word shadows.
The work Sliding Structure is built with support from Konstnärsnämnden, Sveriges Bildkonstnärsfond. Exhibited in Spain 2010 by support from Musik i Sverige.