17 Oct 21 by justatest
For some time I had been making sculptural works with protruding elements that endowed the work with an inherent aggressive aspect. I wanted to take a look behind the scenes.
The idea at first was to expose a vulnerability or weakness behind the hostile façade. Notwithstanding it quickly became more complicated by taking on a guise of victimhood whereby the aggressor plays being the victim and which in turn manifests an unpleasant passive-aggressive approach towards perceived antagonists.
I agree that it´s a bit odd attributing a negative psychological human trait to an inanimate lump however I was curious to see if it were possible to render that situational complexity in physical form.
Furthermore I wanted to create a tension such that it might seem possible the apparent victim could at any moment unleash an attack of reprisal.