Artist Ben Long is always interesting for his appropriation of everyday objects in his sculpture. You may remember the amazing scaffolding sculpture series—scaffolding has never looked so impressive as when crafted into the forms of a rearing horse, stag and dog by Long. For his latest work Long has taken the humble spirit level as his material, creating a huge geometric sculpture entirely from heavy duty spirit levels for a show entitled Arbeit Nervt! (Work Sucks!) at the Kunstlerhaus gallery in Dortmund, Germany.
There is a very handsome identity and catalogue for the exhibition, designed by Elena Schneider. In a clever move to get the catalogue printed ready for the show’s opening and to also include images of the artwork in situ, Schneider devised a stickerbook treatment for the catalogue: “The images were taken by Hannes Woidich two days before the exhibition started and were printed digitally onto label paper,” she explains. “Visitors can buy the catalogue and the stickers in a bag and create their own exhibition catalogue by sticking the images into the book.” It’s a nifty and fun solution that brilliantly reflects the theme of the exhibition.
The exhibition runs until 4 Dec 2011.