saint etienne biennale 08: ivan twohig at 'mission creep'
nov 25, 2008
saint etienne biennale 08: ivan twohig at 'mission creep'


‘mission creep’ exhibition installation at the saint-étienne biennale
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‘mission creep’ is another exhibition which is being held inside the manufacture bâtiment H, in a small
unassuming space. the term ‘mission creep’ is usually used in a military context. it involves a disagreement
or rejection of new goals and is often considered undesirable as it can result in dangerous actions.
this show displayed a number of experimental projects, including the work of ivan twohig.

‘mission creep’ is the result of an invitation of the galerie roger tator and the irish museum of contemporary art.


‘IKEA skull’ by ivan twohig
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the ‘IKEA skull’ is a sculpture made from carton material which is used the packaging industry. each edge of the
skull has been lined with IKEA measuring tape and can easily be built, or flat packed and reassembled
in any space.


IKEA measuring tapes line the edges of the skull giving it linear dimension
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‘measurements of human existance / controlled explosions’ by ivan twohig
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a controlled explosion. in the gallery space, the core of a tape measure extends in all directions, sometimes far
enough to touch the edges of the space, its windows and walls. the structures appear to be explosions
of measures, trying to define the space they occupy.


tape measures exploding from the corner of the gallery
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other tape measures are arranged in a way, to look like some kind of creature that might start creeping towards you
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ivan twohig: http://www.ivantwohig.com
saint-étienne international design biennale: http://biennalesaint-etienne.citedudesign.com
cité du design: http://www.citedudesign.com

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