EROS TORSO
FREDERIK NYSTRUP-LARSEN & OLIVER SUNDQVIST

PRESENTED BY TABLEAU
SEPTEMBER 2018
EROS TORSO IS A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION BY ARTIST DUO OLIVER SUNDQVIST AND FREDERIK NYSTRUP-LARSEN ALONGSIDE PHOTOGRAPHER SIMON HEGER KNUDSEN CREATED FOR TABLEAU.
[READ MORE]EXPLORING THE BANAL POETIC SENTIMENTS THAT CAN BE DERIVED FROM A CURLED-UP WATER BOTTLE WITH A HUMBLE FLOWER, EROS TORSO BECAME A SERIES OF ONE-OFF VASES, MADE FROM REPURPOSED PLASTIC CONTAINERS WHICH HAD BEEN FORMED AND SHAPED INTO THE DISTINCTIVELY COLLABORATIVE FORM LANGUAGE OF SUNDQVIST AND NYSTRUP-LARSEN, EMULATING THE TYPOLOGIES OF THE WATER BOTTLE AND ITS FLOWER. WITH ITS TWEAKED, BENDED AND CURVED NATURE, THE VASES WERE FILLED WITH LIGHT UPON BEING STRUCK BY THE SUN AND CREATED A SOFT PRISM THAT ALLOWED FOR THE OBJECT TO EXIST IN THE BORDERLAND OF PLASTIC BOTTLE AND OBJET D’ART. EROS TORSO AROSE FROM THE IDEA OF TRANSLATING SOMETHING THAT WERE CONVENTIONALLY PERCEIVED IN A TEMPORARY CONTEXT —THE WATER BOTTLE THAT WERE USED ONLY TO BE DISCARDED—INTO A PERMANENT OBJECT. REFERENCING THE TORSO OF EROS, THE GREEK GOD OF ATTRACTION, THE VASES REINTERPRETED A TRADITIONAL FORM LANGUAGE THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF A CONTEMPORARY MATERIAL.

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