When everything explodes we will be
Mixed Media Sculpture, in the collection of The
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo.
Originally made for The Norwegian Media Authority,
Fredrikstad. Commissioned by The National Foundation
for Art in Public Buildings (KORO). Dimensions: 170 x
ø 160 cm
The sculpture was situated on the top floor of the
Norwegian Media Authority in Fredrikstad. The Media
Authority controls and regulates the media, based on a
set of rules established by politicians. The
Authority´s responsibilities include the
establishment of age limits for films and videos, the
supervision of marketing and ownership conditions in
the daily press and broadcasting, and they ensure that
broadcasting laws are complied with.
The sculpture may be perceived as a commentary on the
power of the entertainment industry and the commercial
mass media to create and describe transgressive
notions of the relationship between body, perception
and technology. It may also be experienced as a
grotesque distortion of the media profession itself.
According to established opinion the media is the
forum in our western culture that safeguards freedom
of expression in the public sphere. At the same time
the collective sum of channels of information,
expression and exposure appears to be a complex and
uncontrollable monster with a will of its own that it
is impossible to regulate and control.
- Per Gunnar Eeg Tverbakk, from the publication
Andre Kunstrom - Andre Sammenhenger, KORO 2007