A sign in space
- Caroline Kurze
Gunilla Klingberg’s work, A Sign In Space, is a graphic star-pattern composed of truck tires, printed as a relief on the sand at Laga beach during low tide. At high tide the pattern will slowly vanish as the tide rises. The printed pattern is made with a mechanical device, a manufactured steel-cylinder, with the graphic pattern as a matrix relief made of truck tires. The cylinder is connected to the beach cleaner tractor which drives from side to side of the beach in the morning, creating the pattern covering the whole beach area. Following the lunar and tidal calendar, the pattern is remade again and again at all possible days at low tide. The artist wanted to make an artwork that was ephemeral and impermanent, reflecting the natures constant change.