Saturday, 30 January 2016


Aufbrechen (Geman)  
1. to break; to break up; to force open
2. to set off; to start; to leave

4 sheets of black glass (20 x 30cm each, broken), sand (ca. 300 x 360cm), piano wire, light & shadow

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Four black glass panes lie or float on a bed of sand. While the first glass is whole and embedded in the sand, the following three panes are broken into ever smaller fragments. This group of shards lifts off the ground whilst getting more and more chaotic - as if all wanted to become sand again.

photo: Glynis Neslen

This installation was part of Setting Off @ RED Gallery, Hull, Jan-Feb 2016 -  just weeks before RED's building at Osborne Street was demolished.
                                                                                                                                       Updated January 2018