Power Hammer: Atelier van Lieshout
Power Hammer shows new sculptures based on machines and tools as an extension of the The New Tribal Labyrinth series which Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) aims to start a Neo-Industrial Revolution with. AVL wants to reinterpret and revalue factories, manual labour and installations of the Industrial Revolution by creating sculptures made in an improvised style with contemporary materials. In our contemporary Western society it seems that physical labour is reserved for ‘others’, leaving us solely occupied with form. AVL states that as a society we cannot just consume and use; real products should be made and grown around us. AVL wants to see a return to the idealism of production, where the shape and character of the material determine the design.