| A VOICE_42 2014/15

 

40W x 32,5D x 42H (cm)

lost wax bronze

 

| A VOICE 2015 -

'A VOICE' by Wolfs + Jung is both celebration and reflection; it is a celebration of those who have the courage to stand for something they hold dear - whether be truth, freedom, justice or fairness - but it is also a reflection of the global resurgence of populist politics and fanaticism that lead many of us to be driven by hate than hope.

 

Presented in the form of stools in different heights, the raised fist salute - raising one’s arm in the air with a clenched fist- is translated into a sculptural seat bringing it off the streets and into the living room. This symbolic gesture and its graphic symbols have been used as a protean emblem in many important movements and events throughout history to convey crucial human values; representing solidarity, strength, resistance, liberty, rebellion, human rights and a call to action.

 

There is a universalism to this imagery that transcends cultures and languages. The title expands on the themes of dissonance, revolution and change that the imagery conjures. An expression of ideas, a voice could represent a single voice of dissonance or it could be a collection of voices in accord, united for a cause. A voice can emanate from a charismatic leader who can inspire change in society, such as Nelson Mandela, Harvey Milk, and Betty Friedan. Not always positive, a morally reprehensible voice can also insight fear and paranoia with the effect of mobilising people for a negative outcome.

 

Though a collection of hands, each piece still reveals an individual character. The delicate proportions of the tallest stool gives the piece a feminine identity where as the smallest stool is more masculine in stature, and the middle height stool representing a more ambiguous character.

 

Seen as a group, the family of stools evokes vivid narratives that are representative of current events and protests in modern life.

 

| A VOICE_42 2015

| A VOICE 2015

 

cast bronze (lost wax)

| A VOICE_56 2015

| A VOICE_56 2015

 

stool/ side table

38W x 32D x 56H (cm)

bronze

 

| A VOICE_64 2015

| Silence 2016

| A VOICE_64 2015

 

33W x 30D x 64H (cm)

lost wax bronze

 

| Silence 2016

 

side table

33W x 30D x 64H (cm)

bronze

 

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