Rescue Party

The sculpture Rescue Party consists of six figures dressed in PVC rescue suits with screen-printed with plants and flowers, creating camouflage patterns for a series of biotopes—from a cactus desert to a mangrove swamp to arctic tundra. Forming a human landscape, the group stands in cast concrete, as thought they are about to be drowned by mobsters. Here, the saviors themselves are placed in a tricky situation.


"Rescue Party," 1992
Screen-printed PVC, rubber boots and gloves, concrete, wood, 200 x 60 x 450 cm
Installation view, "Super Cells" exhibition, Lars Bohman gallery, Stockholm, 1992. Photo: Lars Gustavsson