The square is the baseline upon which everything is built. Two people come together on this neutral ground, facing away from one another, each with their own abilities and qualities which perpetuate stubbornness and a desire to stand their ground. The tension is palpable, and emotions run high as each seeks the right to be taken into consideration. They may compromise and agree, or inconsideration may force them to recede from neutrality. 

The rotation persists despite the imbalance, with one pulling and the other pushing, each striving for independence while still attached to one another. The theatricality of the black platform underneath them creeps in, with drama, comedy, and expression of emotions. One pushes through the neutral ground while the other extends their legs beyond it. Is it better to go through or go around? 

metal, wood, motor 

116x116x220 cm 

Mirjam Maekalle, Leikrænar Tengingar / Theatricality of Attachment

Mirjam Maekalle, Leikrænar Tengingar / Theatricality of Attachment , by Claudia Hausfeld

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miriam03.jpg, by Claudia Hausfeld

Mirjam Maekalle, Leikrænar Tengingar / Theatricality of Attachment

Mirjam Maekalle, Leikrænar Tengingar / Theatricality of Attachment , by Claudia Hausfeld

Mirjam Maekalle, Leikrænar Tengingar / Theatricality of Attachment

Mirjam Maekalle, Leikrænar Tengingar / Theatricality of Attachment , by Claudia Hausfeld