Exhibition Images (From Curatorial Projects) > Enigma Machine

Henrik Menne, 56L
Henrik Menne, 56L
2004

56L produces a white web of glue that slowly builds up on the surface of an object. The machine heats up solid glue, which then flows down in thin threads in front of a fan that blows the strings in different directions. The web takes the shape of the object or surface on which it settles, in this case, a ladder. Whether dynamic or static; sculptures by Henrik Menné are about process, balance and organizing matter through both rigid systems and chance. Mennés work consists of large-scale machines or arrangements temporarily put at work when exhibited - all sculptures are ‘in the making’ so to speak. Their process is always silent, controlled and structured by repetitive movements as the machines transform a single material - plastic, wax, metal, stone or glue - into peculiar objects. These soft-formed elements are seldom regarded as autonomous art works and destroyed or recycled when no longer on show.