A pillar, supporting air

Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art

January 21 - 28, 2012


Sculpture in the group exhibition 'The Invigilators'.


The sky was falling. It had been for some time now. A few of us had noticed, and tried to notify the authorities. To no avail. We were met with silence or scorn wherever we turned. I reckon the powers that be either had an interest in keeping the matter under wraps, or they were as wilfully oblivious as the general public. How one could fail to be alarmed by the gradually collapsing horizon I do not understand.

Whatever the case, there came a point when we felt we simply couldn’t wait for any widespread awakening to take place. We had to take the matter into our own hands, and in conflict with the general will, if need be. Through our communication network we developed contact with others, in other parts of the world, who had also lifted their eyes from the concrete landscapes and observed the starry half-sphere come racing down towards us. There was at least a thousand of us now.