Site Specific

Checkpoint is placed on the border of Glisholme Forest and the E20 a super highway linking Fyn with Jutland and Sjaelland . The sculpture has an inside space, is a portal with two viewpoints, of the forest and the road; sited to reflect upon the deafening hum of the motorway. Designed for a person to stand inside (absurd with their lower body only visible), sketches of objects from the immediate area are pinned to the walls. The drawings record views of cars, bird feathers, pylons, leaves, plants, bark scars and initials carved in trees. Checkpoint can be seen from the road and the far end of a tree-lined vista referencing the strategic placement of sculpture in 17th century European landscape gardens. It transfers the dilemma of the road onto the artwork and the paradox of this place. Glisholme forest used mainly for leisure; jogging, walking and cycling, is simultaneously destroyed by the movement of cars and goods on the super highway. The sculpture acts as a folly for our times, for our toxic geological era, the Anthropocene.
Checkpoint, 2017

 

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