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Tomas Gilljam (2009)
Isle of the dead (2009) 72x72x63cm, rotating sculpture with sound, mixed media.
by Tomas Gilljam (Born 1973 in Kristianstad, Sweden. Lives and works in Malmö.)
A model of a house and garden slowly rotates on a teak wooden box while soft music continuous playing.
The model resemble of a ruin or a part of a suburbian house turned inside out. The ground is covered by green grass and mixed with a parquet floor in herring-bone pattern. Evergreen bushes, like cypress and thuja, enclose the garden and the house.
The soft music are made out of the intro to the song liten fiskehamn, which has a typical melodi used in swedish dance orchestra. The song from 1979, is written in narrative form and tells about a sailor who drowns in black silent water.
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