Vice

2014

Fiberglass

This vice is part of New Tribal Labyrinth series, for which AVL sculpted ‘monuments to machines’. This specific tool has been enlarged to impractical size. It confront us with the West’s now defunct manufacturing industry that has been replaced by a service economy. It’s unclear whether it is part of a post-apocalyptic survival strategy or a nostalgic reminder of authentic labour.

Vice (2014) was part of the following exhibition(s):
‘Let’s Get Physical’, Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam (NL), 2020
‘Vrijstaat’, Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse (NL), 2014