swarm 1 / 2015 / Iceland

SWARM is a windsculpture made of 1000 cutlery knives, which are attached to a matrix of fishing lines inside of an contianer-sized wooden frame.
By the constant movement of the knives around their own axis, they remind of remind of a shimmering school of herring, the”’ silver of the seas”.
The container stands as a symbol tor globalization and worldwide trade, the knives for the killing act of fish.
The Installation was placed in front of the Herring Museum and invites the viewers to think about the past and future of fishing, the handling of nature and our own responsibility in consumption.
Due to the harsh weather conditions in Iceland, the installation did not withstand the first winter storms. A new stable version was made in Hamburg in 2020 (see swarm 2) and has been permanently in the same place since 2022.


Public space, Siglufjördur, Iceland




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