kr2.020 (ink. MVA)

  • Collage including offset print paper (base), diverse airline luggage tags (made in silicon and plastic) and luggage stickers (made in printed paper) from selected own trips. No extra glue was used.
  • Made directly on a brown fiberboard 4mm plate (original from the frame)
  • Paper: 75 gr/m2
  • Passepartout: acid-free, white carton (visible image: 34 cm x 51 cm)
  • 1 Original
  • Oslo, 2014 (last update 2020.07)

Description

This mutating collage started in 2014 takes part in a series of collages about the law of Jante started the previous year.
It is also a self (and general) critic on double standards and contributions to climate change.

The printed pancake paper was found at the entrance of a supermarket.
Frame is part of the piece. It is a standard one from a renown Scandinavian brand bought right after they replaced its glass for plastic. The visible border mimic birch wood. It has a fiberboard background where the collage was made and it includes the original passepartout between the base and the polystyrene transparent plastic* with its original plastic wrap. This protective material highlights that is made from low-density polyethylene with several printed symbols that are part of the collage.

Symbol Resin Code 4 LDPE.svg

Airline luggage tags shows codes of airports at big cities (Paris, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Buenos Aires, etc) but also small ones all around Norway (Kirkeness, Alta, Longyearbyen, Ålesund, etc)
Both tags and stickers are in the conditions they where received after the trip (broken with scrawls, etc ). In addition, some tags became discolored with time.

It was placed at æStue for 3 years (2017-2020), so maybe you saw it there. It can be hung horizontally or vertically, as it was made considering all positions. So, like earth, it does not have a bottom, nor a top. #Plato #antipodes


*
“Styrene is a petroleum byproduct which is nonrenewable and a heavily polluting resource.
Styrene is a known neurotoxin that is classified as reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen (meaning there is significant evidence linking styrene to human cancers.)
Polystyrene is not recyclable and once discarded persists in the environment for years.”

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Additional information

Dimensions 102 × 72 × 3.5 cm
originals

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