5. GENDER EQUALITY

Tora Schultz Larsen

Working Title: Lazy Susan

INTRODUCTION

 

The brick, the red tile that refers to a long building tradition in Denmark. Brickworks around the country, such as the former Asnæs Brickworks, have produced bricks for the surrounding rural areas and built station towns that have created functioning infrastructure in the area in question. The brick architecture is found everywhere in the Danish landscape, a foundation in Danish building practice.

 

An overlooked detail about the brick is how it as a form relates to equality between the sexes. The brick has throughout history taken various forms, but today we talk about a 'standard goal'. This standard measure (like many other “standard measures”) is based on the average size of a white man's hand. This means that it can be difficult for people with smaller hands to get a grip on the brick, including women. The brick is just one example of how the world is built and designed by gender bias data collection. In general, one can talk about invisibility of, among others, women when it comes to common data collection.

Photo: Tora Schultz Larsen's sketch

Photo: Tora Schultz Larsen's sketch

ARTISTIC STUDY

The sculpture project with the working title 'lazy susan' is based on the brick, a diminished brick. The brick sculpture must be developed in situ and relate to the surroundings. By its recognizability, the sculpture must mime the surrounding buildings in Annebergparken's old hospital complex, which is built in red bricks. At the same time, it must also stand in opposition, as a separate construction that insists on an independent agenda, which questions the structures we build. The diminished brick contains a poetics that emphasizes the importance of the small changes, even though they may seem almost invisible. At the same time, the sculpture also appears to be a statement of the woman's invisibility when it comes to data collection, since at first glance you might not see that the bricks are smaller than the normal standard brick.

 

The sculpture generally consists of the sub-elements, briefly described - Part 1: A horizontal wall or a foundation of diminished bricks. Part 2: A carousel, with a metal grip or pinocchio's branched nose spinning around its own axis, 'the absolute truth'.

CONSTRUCTION

The starting point for the sculpture's expression is the surrounding buildings, whose wall construction is built with cross joints. It is one of the strongest bandages, as it is constructed with shifts of runners and cobblestones, respectively. Likewise, the sculpture will be walled up in cross-connection. The sculpture will be placed behind the central facility in Annebergparken, which is built in red brick. In addition, these buildings have been very characteristic of the Better Building Practices movement. The sculpture enters into dialogue and comments on the surroundings.

Tora Schultz Larsen

Tora er født og opvosket i Aarhus, Danmark. Hun fik sin kunstuddannelse på Kungliga Konsthögskolans i Stockholm i 2020. 

Hun arbejder pt. i Sverige og har lavet flere kunstudstillinger rundt omkring i verden. 

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