Monday, 21 May 2018
Above, All the world's a ping pong table 2015. Part of a roving annual residency programme in Sweden, Tomma Rum (Empty Space) changes location each year. 2015 saw it take place in the remote logging town of Ljusne on the Baltic coast. Deindustrialised and depopulated, the town had become temporary home to people awaiting decisions on their status as aspirant citizens of Sweden.
The work involved remaking a defunct cutting bench as a ping pong table, creating a work that was sculptural, participatory, site-specific. Above all, it was simple and served as an ice-breaker at the weekly exhibition held at the former turbine hall.