Artist consultancy, site specific installation conceivement and production, communication and organisation: Chiara Valci Mazzara
on the occasion of
Henrik Strömberg site specific installation for
Chang Won Sculpture Biennale 2020 ”Non-Sculpture” – ”light or flexible” / September 17 2020 – November 1 st 2020
The site specific installation, Vertical Story-telling, conceived by Henrik Strömberg is a landscape consisting of 13 metal structures, plinths, presented in the central hall of the main Pavillon. Vertically ascending, on top of the metal elongated plinths are stacks of cut out newspapers with an intervention of parts cut-out and black pigment added with the intention to erase and counterpart the collection of information per se’, the aim is to investigate the act of gathering rather than collecting information and notions or referring to specific past events.
Volumes, crystals are careful placed on top of each stack. As a last element, paper weights, holding the paper sheets down – as witnesses of the process, collectors of informations, vehicles of meanings: they are the ultimate signifiers.
”Quartz crystals are used in technology, computers as well as in time pieces, watches – the material lends itself as an added component of raw elements of information keeping, in contrast to and as a paper weight, supporting the cut newspapers and the concept of the hidden strata of information layered over time – “vertical storytelling” . Henrik Strömberg
Chang Won Sculpture Biennale 2020 topics of reference:
Non-Sculpture – Light or flexible
The theme of this Biennale is “Non-Sculpture – Light or Flexible”, the term “non-sculpture” chosen for this event was influenced by three different aspects.