Free fall

Artist: anna uddenberg Tags: Permanent konst Ort:

A strong, active woman with water spurting out from under the board she stands on. The artwork Free Fall by Anna Uddenberg is part of the Swedish state’s gift to Finland on the centenary of the country’s independence in 2017.

The bronze sculpture Free Fall is a modern Statue of Liberty installed four metres up in the air complete with a fountain. Swedish artist Anna Uddenberg’s sculpture features a woman riding a flyboard, equipped with a water jet nozzle. The sculpture emanates ecstatic feelings closely connected to today’s experience culture. The artist has taken inspiration from the moment when experiences become products and vice versa. Uddenberg maintains that flyboarding is an activity that shows our notions of what the future will be like, while directing our thoughts to concepts such as freedom, security and technology.