Alexander Salvesen: In Relation to Colour

We do not see how things really are, but how they are in relation to each other, 2017

Light, Aluminium, Wood

We don’t see the world as it is, but as an intricate web of relations between everything in it. The eye is in constant motion trying to capture its environment, and creates together with the brain an ever changing view where we no longer can be sure where the change is Happening. Inside us or outside us.

In Relation to Colour is a diptych sculpture. Two surfaces and the colours they reflect change slowly making us uncertain of what actually changes. Our perception of the colours or the colour itself. The work is in constant motion, as are we.

Dimensions of the work: 2 times 40x100x100cm, space needed can be adjusted. Weight approx 40kg/each. Minimum width of artwork 3m

Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work: Heated space

Requirements for the space: dark (gleaming exit-lights etc. allowed)

Colouring requirements: light coloured, dark coloured

Electricity consumption: Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures: The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar

Required technology: Truss or similar rigging option minimum inner dimensions hight 3m width 3m. 4x Black adjustable hanging wires eg. Reutlinger. Also possible to hang from the roof (4 rigging points). Normal electrical cabling.

Sound: No

Minimum height of the space: 4m

Minimum square meters of the space:  12

Building time and people required (estimate):  3h for artist+1

Artist's presence: Artist or their representative must be present during building

On-site building: Delivered on-site


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