Nylon sails reaching a height of 20m suspended between floor and ceiling, a labyrinthine sequence of tents inhabited by curious objects and machines and a steep hill with a factory producing arrowheads and axe heads out of soap. The Danish artist FOS, who is also featured at the Venice Biennial at the moment, has claimed the Sculpture Street at the National Gallery of Denmark for his own, transforming the 2,000m2 space into an enormous, interactive, and intriguing total installation with the aid of the Austrian/Italian artists' duo KrŘger & Pardeller.
FOS occupies the entire Sculpture Street, the large space between the old and new buildings. In the installation, visitors embark on a twisted and strange journey through a tent and grid-like structures over uneven floors and past sophiticated street lamps and display cases with strange objects. Visitors also experience a soap factory on a clay hill and a very special machine.
FOS is concerned with how our social relationships and physical environment mutually influence each other. In other words, your presence affects the work, but conversely, you could not go unchallenged through it. FOS believes namely that art can create a space that allows for other experiences, other acts and maybe even other ways of thinking.
Statens Museum for Kunst (Danish National Gallery) Website