Glue, fan, iron, heating element, engine, 180 x 150 x 150 cm
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“56L (2004) is perhaps the most ephemeral of Menné’s works. Like 114L, its main components are molten glue and a fan that blows the glue into strands. However, where the glue in 114L was shaped into closed forms, a more entropic process was set in motion for 56L. The liquid glue was blown onto an aluminum ladder installed in the corner of a room. After several weeks of production, a nodule formed at the top of the ladder and webs of glue cascaded down the steps, across the walls onto the floor. Using the architecture of the gallery to define the boundaries of the work, (…) Menné insits on a specific experience of place and time as a part of the work.”
– Robin Clark
Henrik Menné (b. 1973 DK) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. Among his solo exhibitions counts New Products at Galleri Tom Christoffersen (2016), 400S at Traneudstillingen, Gentofte (2013), Stuff at Galleri Tom Christoffersen (2012), Live at Ringsted Galleriet (2009), and Krognoshuset /Kunstforeningen Aura in Lund (2008). In 2014, Henrik Menné participated in the group exhibition Maskine! at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, and furthermore he has made outdoor installations such as Green Lighthouse Instrument (2009) at University of Copenhagen and the sculpture Cylinder (2008) in Eventyrhaven in Odense.