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Portrait of a sculptor



A sculpture installation set up in 1998 in co-operation with the Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, an institution treating every year about 100 persons seriously damaged by torture.

The installation consists of four parts: two ‘specimen tubes’ with hyper-naturalistic presentations of tortured human bodies and two 5 metre high columns of copper with a surface in which painfully distorted faces are embedded.

The two parts of the installation are an expression of duality: the columns reflect the inner pain, the shattered soul - the bodies ‘in spirits’ are an expression of the extreme objectification of the individual, an objectification and a degradation characteristic of the cynicism of torture aiming at the very annihilation of the identity, self esteem and soul of the victim.