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Och eller inte, 2022

It’s not possible to take for granted a stable ground.

Och eller inte, translated as And Or Not, is an assembly of intersecting figures. Gathered around a recess in the ground they appear to have fallen or being about to fall and form a heap. The heap of patterned figures joins a series of smaller and larger spaces, providing outlooks and forming a new ground. It is a many-sided character, based on both physical and virtual simulations of falling figures. Not far from the site is another heap called “Porslinstippen”, the porcelain dump. It’s an artificial mound made up of ceramic debris and shards from the area’s long history of porcelain production. Och eller inte borrows its figures and patterns from everyday porcelain, monumental objects as well as from woodcut tradition. The three words in the title describe logical operations that make possible union, intersection, and complementation. These are the building blocks that give the work its specific character.

Och eller inte is a public artwork in Norra stationsparken in Hagastaden, Stockholm.

Photos 1-4 by Mikael Olsson
Photos 5-10 by Brrum

Project type: Public art project, Stockholm
Year: 2017 - 2022
Status: Finalized (inauguration 2024)
Project Design: Ulrika Karlsson, Cecilia Lundbäck and Veronica Skeppe / Brrum
Engineering: Bollinger+Grohmann
Manufacturer: Arnold AG
Commissioned by: Stockholm Konst