Pierre Lionel Matte

We are a Nation

10 painted wooden baseball-bats. 2000
Height 90cm –130 cm.
Each bat has a model of a traditional rural building.
Norwegian assumed national identity and heritage are in general based on historic styles of rural houses and the nostalgia of the local rural community. These were often thought of being in opposition to the urban, cosmopolite culture of the larger Norwegian cities.
Produced for the 2000 year anniversary of the City of Oslo.