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Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat

To the Sky

Tim Etchells (b. 1962, Stevenage, England) and Vlatka Horvat (b. 1974, Čakovec, Croatia) live and work in London, England. To the Sky is an extended scissor lift holding a sign reading “TO THE SKY,” a playful reference to the surrounding skyscrapers. With its call for lift-off, the work speaks to a familiar human and architectural impulse to get off the ground, drawing attention to the sky as a metaphor for freedom, possibility, and the expansiveness of human imagination.

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