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Double Games, Red In Tooth and Claw | Sculpture | 2008-2010

Double Games, Red In Tooth And Claw deploys 300.000 razor sharp Stanley blades to subvert the competitive attributes of vintage school gymnasium apparatus. The work endorses and repels internal and external competitive impulses and traits within oneself or within a collective. Through the work personal memories of school gymnasium apparatus and its implementation by educational institutions has been questioned and distorted. As the film director Lindsay Anderson of the classic British film IF…. stated, “School is a microcosm of society”. The work addresses parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world: Nature as model or nature as threat. Materials: 300.000 JB9IF0101 Sheffield Steel Stanley Blades. Vintage School Gymnasium Apparatus. Gymnasium Climbing Rope. 120.000 Stanley blades. (L) 400 cm Ø10cm Fixed Wall Bars. 80.000 Stanley blades. (H) 270 x (W) 33 x (L) 400 cm Gym Bench. 80.000 Stanley blades. (H) 30 x (W) 27 x (L) 320 cm Vaulting Horse. 70.000 Stanley blades. (H) 140 x (W) 110 x (L) 200 cm Vaulting Board. 30.000 Stanley Blades. (H) 20 x (W) 60 x (L) 120 cm Medicine Ball.15.000 Stanley blades. Ø33cm
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