No Other

1976

89 x 91.5 x 51 cm

Anodised aluminium and optical glass prisms

Collection of the Artist.

Lijn originally called this work When three becomes five there is no Other. It is the last in a series of works she called Rites of Passage.

These sculptures were dramas celebrating the moments of passage between different states of consciousness. The earliest of them were encased or sealed in perspex cases to signify that they were closed worlds. The last two were left uncased.

They take inspiration from Egyptian temple sculpture and the rituals of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

They also play with scale and invite the viewer to become small to enter them and participate in their cosmogony.