Love is an Elephant, 2008
Installation made out of a complete Captain’s uniform placed in an office and 12 paintings. Dimensions variable.
Captain’s uniform: 1 cape, 1 shirt, 1 pair of trousers, 1 vest, 1 pair of underwear, 1 scarf, 1 hat and 1 pair of boots. Cotton, silk, polyester, woolen threads and leather.
12 paintings: watercolour and pencil on paper. Each: 51 x 35 cm.
The title of the exhibition ”Love is an Elephant” is a reference to the textile that was used to produce a fictive Army Institution. The textile in question features two elephants in an intimate moment of love and affection.
The profile of the Institution is transformed into something that in reality does not exist as social phenomena and therefore is missing: the Department for Love Matters.
In this imaginary dimension the whole structure of the Institution is represented in a Collective Portrait that expresses irrationality, laziness, sensuous sexuality, vulnerability, irresponsibility, ambiguity and an unusual libidinousness.