YES TO ALL

Title of ArtworkYES TO ALL
Year of Origin2016
Artist
Dimensions
    Ht. 15 m
Material/Technique
    Neon, metal
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Skulpturstopp, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Owner
    municipality of Lillestrøm, Norway
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
Perception
History of a work
2016VimeoLillestrømLink
2016Development / productionLillestrømLink



Placed on the shore of the Nitelva river, not far from Lillestrøm railway station,Yes to all hovers 15 metres above the ground. Because of its somewhat industrial appearance, the sculpture effortlessly blends with its chaotic surroundings of power masts, railway constructions and buildings.

Reminiscent of an electric advertising sign, the work presents the phrase Yes to all, written in neon tubes, while lines of different colours radiate out from its centre like light beams. When lit up at night, this message calls for attention. But the message is unclear. Without context, the meaning of the words is ambiguous and open to interpretation by the viewer. We are left to reflect on what happens when you say yes to all, and whether it is even possible, regardless of what is signified by ‘all’. ‘The phrase “yes to all” isn’t about imposing moralistic messages’, says Fleury; ‘rather it’s about mirroring the viewer’s own thinking. There’s no punctuation, which means you can interpret it any way you wish’.

‘Yes to all’ is in a fact a quote, and one that Fleury has used before. For like the Pop artists, she incorporates readymades, things and words that already exist, into her works. This statement was taken from a Windows prompt to select the command: ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘yes to all’. Placed in a different context, this message, familiar to many, is given new meaning.

– The frase “yes to all” is not about imposing moralistic messages, rather it is about mirroring the viewer’s own thinking. There’s no punctuation, which means you can interpret it any way you wish.

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