I found this strangely moving – upsetting yet poignant and I could see lots of stories within it. It reminds me of all the scenes of destruction shown on our television screens – whether because of floods, tornados or wars, and all the lives affected. After such catastrophes the detritus is swept up, piled somewhere, telling the same stories as this material forged into a cube.
In his latest sculpture project, James Dive of The Glue Society has compacted an entire fun fair – including rides, dodgems and even prizes – into a four metre cube.
The work, entitled Once, is on show at Scultpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark, until July 1. “The project is about the finality of a missed moment,” Dive says. “Creating [it] was undoubtedly the most violent process I’ve ever embarked upon.”
Photos: Nicolai Lorenzen