Exhibition with 6 sculptures made for different animals or groups of animals:
- Animals in the forest
- Animals in the sea
The aim of each sculpture was to relate to the animals in question only aesthetically and not through some kind of practical or functional purpose. The point of this was to make art for animals in the same way that people might often make art for humans – it doesn’t have to (or perhaps shouldn’t) be useful, and its meaning/value doesn’t have to be transparent.
Generally, the shapes and materials of the works were chosen because of they might either blend in or stick out in the given environments of the animals. My intention with this was to make works that somehow appeared surprising or striking to their animal audience.
Artworks for Animals was shown in 2013 at the exhibition EXTRACT III at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND in Copenhagen, DK. The sculptures were displayed in vitrines and on photographs in which they figured in the environments of their respective animal audiences. These photographs are shown below on this page, together with texts that were added in 2017 for a reprint of a publication about the exhibition.