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Jan Erichsen


Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 1:30 | Norvège | 2015

Destroyer is a video where several plants and food items are demolished in a dramatic fashion. A variety of kinetic sculptures have been constructed with the sole purpose of destroying these things most efficiently. In the video you can see the artist operating the machines in a very calm manner, sometimes destroying the object and sometimes doing little more damage than knocking it over.

Jan Hakon Erichsen is a Norwegian artist who works within a variety of media focusing on topics like fear, anger and frustration. He has spent several years perfecting a D.I.Y aesthetic with found objects being the main source of work material. Erichsen has exhibited widely in Norwegian and international galleries and partaken in numerous international video festivals after he finished his education at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo.