The Circle

Just got this timelapse showing my installation – as day turns to night.

THE CIRKLE was made especially for the event LIGHT AND SILENCE at at Øm kloster 28th-29th October 2017.

Film credit: eSCAPE / Museum Skanderborg

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Sculpture School

Bronze casting at the Sculpture School. Early cold autumn air meets the fire and radiant heat from the atelier. Liquid bronze’s poured gently into the molds. Tense awaiting while cooling. Process and result.

Carefully knocking off the plaster cast. The figure is lifted out. We study the outcome. Proprotions. Composition.

We cut off the “wings” with angle grinders. Oxidize and polish the figurines. The atmosphere is like calm fever and fortified mercury. Pure magic!

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Light and Silence

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It was a very beautiful and poetic event last weekend at Øm Monastery – where light, silence, darkness and autumn foliage melted together as the daylight faded and formed exactly the quiet, thoughtful and intense atmosphere I had imagined.

Of course, I have had many considerations about how to handle this. The iconic circle has always been in my mind as an archetypal symbol with countless meanings: holiness, eternity, and of course the cyclical, the divine power of nature. And in this context also a symbolic representation of monastic life and the ritual everyday life of the monks.

Besides experiencing my Circle, you could visit the museum, talk to savvy archaeologists dressed in monk suit, see the monasteries ruined by the paper lions specially made for the event of local school classes, you could have a taste of pea soup and beer bread – dishes that the monks probably also have enjoy during their time – and sometimes stand by the fire and drink hot blackcurrant juice to keep warm.

It has in all ways been both challenging and exciting to work on this project, and therefore so much more satisfying when it turns out a success. Thanks to eSCAPE who hired me – and thanks for all the positive feedback from you who participated in this very special bright experience!

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Circle – experiments

Sneak peak from the art lab and my experiments and adjustments of The Circle, my upcoming landart / installation for the event Lys og Stilhed (Light and Silence) at Øm Kloster Museum 28.-29. October.

I have been hired for this special task by eSCAPE, a concept that blends art and cultural heritage by connecting local archaeological sites, art and tourism in the Skanderborg region.

The event is outdoor. So a very unknown factor is how the weather will behave. Hopefully neither much wind nor rain during setup and display of my installation that contains both quite fragile and impermanent aspects of existence.

Whatever wind and weather: Everyone is welcome – you’re hereby invited!

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Bound & Unbound IV

 

My little opus “X-minor ERROR/something gone wrong” selected for Bound and Unbound IV international juried altered book exhibition – is now on display at University of South Dakota.

If you’re an artists’ books collector you might like to know that after SD the piece will be shipped to my bookseller agent in US Vamp & Tramp sometime in the beginning of 2019. 😉

 

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Bornholm

 

Attended Bornholms Kulturuge with our Artmoney Nord project – with a very successful exhibition and workshops at Tryk2 in Aakirkeby.

Even found a little time to go out and enjoy the stunning beautiful wild nature – and a bit of  the local art.

It has been such an inspiring challenge and pleasure. I’d really love to go visit the island again – maybe next summer?

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Sunday Sculpture School

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A special course in sculpture and installation for artists. Something I’ve been yearning for – for long time – and now it’s a reality!

1st Sunday every month this autumn. A mind expanding, funny and playful workshop – full of nice people & intriguing tasks – and even with homework for next meeting!

 

 

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