The Weather Inside Is Frightful

Australian creative collective The Glue Society has unveiled its latest artwork, made for the second Sculpture By The Sea festival in Aarhus, Denmark. The work, titled I Wish You Hadn’t Asked, consists of a large house, where it rains on the inside…

Australian creative collective The Glue Society has unveiled its latest artwork, made for the second Sculpture By The Sea festival in Aarhus, Denmark. The work, titled I Wish You Hadn’t Asked, consists of a large house, where it rains on the inside…

The installation follows other artworks by the collective, including God’s Eye View, a series of images showing biblical events reimagined in Google Earth. They also previously exhibited a striking sculpture of a melting ice cream van in the Australian Sculpture By The Sea festival, which happens annually in Sydney.

The house in I Wish You Hadn’t Asked was built in Sydney and then shipped to Denmark for the festival. It rains 200 litres of water every minute within, and the public are encourage to enter with a raincoat, although they are free to brave it without. Artist James Dive of the Glue Society says the work is “about that moment in a relationship when something is said, or done, that can’t be taken back. And the rot sets in.”

The rot will undoubtedly set in within the artwork too during the duration of the Sculpture By The Sea festival, which runs for a month. This is an intended aspect of the piece, and The Glue Society will continue to document the installation as it disintegrates. “This is just the start,” says Dive, “over the next month the house will slowly transform into an uncomfortable, hostile environment. The house should become somewhere you’d rather not be.”

More info on the Sculpture By The Sea festival is online at sculpturebythesea.dk. The photographs featured here are by Nicolai Lorenzen.

 

 

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