Divided Self is a series of works consisting of split slender wooden figures in various ovale shapes, created by glued shells with the assembling line visible in the perifery, In each of the shells bottom a magnet is embedded, which, with their mutual collective powers, are forcing the parts towards each other, while two strings with fixation in respectively the spaces floor and ceiling, is spanning the shells and keeping them separate with a few centimeters apart.The pairs are cut from one single piece of wood and can be seen as having been one unit, as the growth rings of the tree runs across the split.
Simultaneously the two separate parts are supported by the magnets which, influenced by the visitors presence in the space, makes the installation rotate and vibrate. Due to the rotation a perpetual fragmentation of the form is happening, followed by a returning to the whole briefly after. The kinetic influence and the two pieces mutual dance does that you without much effort see the works from different sides, and new assertions and images are constantly being produced in the interaction between upper and lower part. The title Divided Self refers to a split shape – a “halved self”, and the general human feeling of holding multiple personalities.