SUPERFLEX, Hospital Equipment, 2014
The installation consists of an operating table and surgical lamps. Selected in collaboration with Palestinian partners (doctors and organisations working in Gaza) this professional equipment suits the urgent and long-term needs in hospitals in Gaza, Palestine.
After being exhibited, the installation, will be immediately transported to a hospital in Gaza.
Evidently, when installed at Den Frie, Hospital Equipment is an artwork – having the concept of the ready-made in mind. The piece is within the institutional context and discourse. It can be argued that the work shifts identity when displaced to another context (the hospital), where it will regain its initial purpose – saving lives.