• The term social refers to a characteristic of living organisms as applied to populations of humans and other animals. It always refers to the interaction of organisms with other organisms and to their collective co-existence, irrespective of whether they are aware of it or not, and irrespective of whether the interaction is voluntary or involuntary

  • The Social (work)
  • The Social (work)
  • The Social (work)
  • The Social (work)
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  • The Social

    This installation was an installation and centrepiece of the eponymous exhibition at Moderna Museet in Malmö. The work combines a scaled-down replica of Alex Nordell’s modernist ‘play sculpture’, The Apple from a nearby public park, a large wall print of an anarchic children’s workshop from the late 1970s and a tight row of papier-mâché animals. The work was on the one hand a manifestation of the title concept, of ‘the social’, with this piece being the central ‘square’ of the exhibition – the mothership around which all other works were organised. But it is also a meditation on a past moment and ideal of the social, an earlier and now fictionalised vision and ideology of play, community and inclusivity – an optimistic ideal of the free human with its own blindspots and fractures.

    Wallpaper, sculpture, objects and LED-sign, 2017. For The Social at Moderna Museet Malmö.