I, the world, things, life

Jacob Dahlgren


İstanbul, Turkey

Having started out in the realm of abstract painting, Jacob Dahlgren later gravitated towards well-defined geometric forms and bright colours borrowed from everyday life, and incorporating these elements into his practice in the form of ready-made objects. His works include interactive, three-dimensional pieces created with mass-produced objects, such as striped t-shirts, colourful scales and tin cans. Dahlgren’s installation "I, The World, Things, Life" consists of dartboards that cover an entire wall like an enormous painting and boxes full of darts inviting viewers to participate in the game. The perfect geometry of the regularly placed dartboards creates an abstract image that slowly deteriorates as viewers throw the darts. Those participating in the game where it is nearly impossible to miss the target are both spectators and co-creators of the work as they help to change the image with the darts they throw.


  • Title: I, the world, things, life
  • Creator: Jacob Dahlgren
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Physical Dimensions: Dimensions variable
  • Rights: Arter Photo: Orhan Cem Çetin
  • Medium: Dart boards and arrows

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