Show, 2007

oil on canvas

60 x 80 cm


Sten Are Sandbeck Show


Recalling an early childhood experience: A friend and I gathered some remains from the old farms waste-dump and exhibited it inside a tipi-like crude structure of branches, telling our visitors imaginative stories of the bones’ probable origins: a cats scull told the tale of a puma, a jawbone of some domestic animal became a remnant of bears living in the area not long ago. Show visualises the basic structure of a show, whatever category: The space, the lifeless objects - and most important - the (here missing) narratives connecting the lifeless to the living.