C.O.S - Chapel of Solitude
is an experimental sculptural installation of 7 anthropomorphic, textile pillars that are treated to achieve a stone- or clay-like surface. The group engages in a directionless formation on/over the floor – reaching at least 4 meters up, hanging from the ceiling.
The visual expression of the installation refers to the structures of underground geological caves, medieval clerical architecture, Superman’s post-apocalyptic sanctum sanctorum, poster beds and balustrades on stair cases. Reaching up towards the sky or down as you like/wish. Only one pillar is touching the floor – the others are hanging in various proximity to the ground.
On the ground I make a sand/gravel bed to suggest water. The installation are arranged with references to the Japanese Zen garden tradition with the intention to evoke emptiness through abstraction. A place of meditation.
Here C.O.S. is part of the group exhibition “Ree-fleks” in Kunstpakhuset, Ikast 2018.