Nanna Melland: Swarm

Exhibition  /  14 Sep 2012  -  27 Oct 2012
Published: 19.09.2012
Nanna Melland. Installation: Swarm, 2010. Steel, aluminium. Nanna Melland
Installation: Swarm, 2010
Steel, aluminium
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A swarm is a biological survival strategy for insects. It is a challenging strategy that constantly seeks to balance the growth and needs of the individuals in the swarm with the pressures of its natural habitat. Swarm consists of thousands of small flat aluminium aeroplanes suspended in a swarm formation on a large wall. The large size of the installation and its relentless repetition of an otherwise familiar form will induce in the viewer feelings of being small, vulnerable and uncomfortable, similar to the feelings when faced with a real swarm.