The Glue Society crushes entire amusement park into cube

In his latest sculpture project, James Dive of The Glue Society has compacted an entire fun fair – including rides, dodgems and even prizes – into a four metre cube.

In his latest sculpture project, James Dive of The Glue Society has compacted an entire fun fair – including rides, dodgems and even prizes – into a four metre cube.

The work, entitled Once, is on show at Scultpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark, until July 1. “The project is about the finality of a missed moment,” Dive says. “Creating [it] was undoubtedly the most violent process I’ve ever embarked upon.”

Photos: Nicolai Lorenzen

For the previous Sculpture by the Sea event in Aarhus, Dive created I Wish You Hadn’t Asked, a large house, where it rained on the inside (see our post here)


He was also behind God’s Eye View, in which four key Biblical events were portrayed as if captured by Google Earth


And Chance of a Late Storm, a comment on global warming in which a melting ice cream van oozed across the promenade and onto the sand at Tamarama in Australia (the work will be touring Australian beaches later this year)


Also featured at Sculpture by the Sea this year are a giant message in a bottle (see swimmer for scale) by Vibeke Nørgaard Rønsbo


Qian Sihua’s Bubble no5


USE Flotsam by Bureau Detours


Sputnik Returned by Brandon Vickerd


Tree-Guy by Susanna Hesselberg


Randi and Katrine’s The House in Your Head


And Jesper Dalgaard’s Vandmodul a 1 og b2 fase 1

Images: Clyde Yee


There are works by 64 artists on show at the free exhibition. Details here

See more of The Glue Society’s work here


Pink Floyd fans may recognise the cover of our June issue. It’s the original marked-up artwork for Dark Side of the Moon: one of a number of treasures from the archive of design studio Hipgnosis featured in the issue, along with an interview with Aubrey Powell, co-founder of Hipgnosis with the late, great Storm Thorgerson. Elsewhere in the issue we take a first look at The Purple Book: Symbolism and Sensuality in Contemporary Illustration, hear from the curators of a fascinating new V&A show conceived as a ‘walk-in book’ plus we have all the regular debate and analysis on the world of visual communications.

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