Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
Installation view, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008)
The Seer
2008
Plywood
160cm x 80cm x 80cm
Astrup Fearnley Collection

The seer is a sculpture made out of layered plywood, depicting a set of binoculars, as found on tourist sites and vantage points just about everywhere. As the binoculars are not fitted with optics, the details and enhanced information the viewer expects to find must rather be discovered in his own mind than through the instrument. Thus, the sculpture - and its title - becomes a spiritual device rather than one of cool reasoning.