Slinky

Slinky, 2015
Razor wire, pedestal

“‘Slinky’ goes places when, with a flick of the wrist, it leaps out into space like a striking serpent. Much of its action depends on the ingenuity of its handler.”

—Advertisement in Popular Science, September 1946

The sculpture gives deadly razor wire the form of a harmless toy, the post-war steel “Slinky,” whose production signified a shift toward consumerism as weapons production gave way to the consumer economy.

Presented at PRIVATE PARTS, Gitte Bohr c/o West Germany, Berlin