saint etienne biennale 08: ivan twohig at 'mission creep' 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 image © designboom

‘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 image © designboom

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 image © designboom

‘measurements of human existance / controlled explosions’ by ivan twohig image © designboom

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 image © designboom

other tape measures are arranged in a way, to look like some kind of creature that might start creeping towards you image © designboom


ivan twohig: saint-étienne international design biennale: cité du design:

  • ok we all get it skulls are a big deal right now, I wonder why…

    James T. says:

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