Expedition / Shoemaker’s Lung
Two goat skins that are clammed between 2 iron rings are continuously inflated with a compressor. It exhales slowly, and the skins flatten. The construction is mounted on a sledge-like construction and placed on an old military tarpaulin. The construction resembles a tool that I have seen shoemakers use to glue the sole. It also resembles a lunge that breathes with great effort (and noise). Placed on the tarpaulin, I also associate it with André´s expedition to the North Pole in 1897. Is this the human condition
Iron, goat skin, fabric, compressor.
The sculpture itself is 140 cm long. The tarpauling is about 6 meters long.