COAL in NOoSPHERE Art Gallery, New York, 2013.
Installation, 5,8 x 9,6 m. NOoSphere Gallery, New York.
On the 7th July 2010, the asylum seekers’ centre in Lier outside the town of Drammen burnt down to the ground. Three buildings, holding areas for declined asylum seekers, caught fire simultaneously. 23 people were arrested, suspected of causing the fires. One of them was later convicted. The artwork Coal is made with coal dust and charred bits of wood from the burned buildings. The patterns in the coal dust layer are imprints left by personal belongings collected from the site of the fire. The dust was sieved over the metal objects, which were then removed.
Photo: Sivan Brezniak