hand hammered copper, 270 x 63 x 54 cm (108 x 27 x 18 in)
Go With The Flood is a personalised surfboard meant to serve as an escape vehicle for the upcoming natural catastrophes triggered by the rise of the water level on Earth. One half of it keeps the shape of the board (the copper sheet is hammered in such a way that it copies the bottom of the surfboard) whereas the other side is a composition of rock-like shapes and textures achieved by hammering the copper sheet onto several boulders and then reassembled and soldered together.
It is at first sight an escape mean of transport that should give one hope, but on the other hand (due to the rock like shape attached to it) is impossible to use and most likely the person using it would sink. It’s meant to give one a false hope, just like today’s world leaders act when it comes to important issues like climate change.