Hilda Hellström's The Spine in Kviberg, Gothenburg: Public work

Commissioned by Göteborgs Lokalförvaltning, Hilda Hellström's The Spine was installed outside an elementary school in Kviberg, Gothenburg, in 2019. The spine-like form is generated through the use of an elastic mould, juxtaposing the strict vertical shape with the unruly vertebraes, embodying the agency of the casting compound. The concrete structure has infused copper shavings that are slowly oxidizing, incorporating the notions of time and cycles into the work. The commission explores the many analogies the symbol of a spine contains.