Spinne, 2005


mixed media installation, sizes variable
shown at "Exlamations Ephemeres", Antwerp, October 2005

"Spider" is actually the name of this kind of elastic stretcher, commonly used for bikes. They have 8 arms with little hooks at the
ends and are bundled with a little plastic attachment.

Once been stretched out the stretcher really turns into a gigantic spider with long tentacles, dangling in the center of the room.
To me this is a perfect "object trouvee", because once this almost formless elastic stretcher gets tight up, it gains an almost vivid
identity and a new quality.


Spinne, 2005, Elif Saglam