Concerning the Geological History of Haninge Municipality, June 11 – September 11, 2016, Konsthallen, Haninge kulturhus
Concerning the Geological History of Haninge Municipality, 2015, installation view, Haninge kulturhus. Photo: Jenny Källman (excursion), Linda Hofwander (still lifes).The geological history of Haninge is a public commission for a park in Haninge outside of Stockholm. It consists of three sculptures in casted aluminum on concrete plinths, a geological excursion for residents in the area and a book about the project which is available in the local library.
The plinths mimics geological processes where sediments form the patterns of the bedrock. The painted aluminum sculptures are inspired by recent historical events from Haninge. The sculptures take its forms from a lithium pill or battery, an ice hockey rink and a pile of laundry.
Lithium was first found in the mineral petalith that was discovered in Haninge in 1790 by the Brazilian Jose Bonifacio Andrada. An old gravel pit in the area is a result of the ice age and the pit was used as ice hockey rink after the gravel pit was put out of business. At the end of nineteenth century Haninge had a booming laundry industry for the luxury hotels and the hospitals in nearby Stockholm.
In conjunction with the inauguration of the sculptures an exhibition in the Haninge culture house opened. The exhibtion was an installation of objects and furniture from the administration of the municipality wrapped in photo vinyl depicting rock from the area.
Jonas Nobel is an artist and co founder of the design and architecture collective Uglycute. As an artist he works with drawing and sculpture inspired by historical events and texts. The work suggests new associative understandings of history and contemporary society.