My artwork Cirklen had an almost magical effect as the daylight disappeared and the darkness fell on. A big red and glowing circle of life in the darkness.
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!
The Circle, my upcoming landart / installation for the event Lys og Stilhed (Light and Silence) at Øm Kloster Museum 28.-29. October.
Sneak peak from the art lab and my experiments and adjustments of
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!
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. 😉
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?
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!
Impressions from the past days at Dokk1, Aarhus’s great multimedia and culture house.
It has been a terrific experience to launch ARTMONEY NORD with a totally interesting debate event, and a constant stream of curious and interested guests attending both exhibition and workshops.
It’s been most awarding and encouraging – we feel even more ready to take the project further on. Next stop Bornholm – very soon.
Currently working on my own part for ArtMoney North a Nordic art project I’m curating. The project is launched in 10 days at Dokk1 at the annual Aarhus Festival.
Artmoney is about “value” on many levels. The concept regards art as a “currency”. An Artmoney measures 12 x 18 cm and represents a value of 200 Dkr. regardless of what material it is made of and whether it is created by a known or unknown artist. The concept contains a very democratic element – and basically a lot of empowerment: Create your own money!
Artmoney can be sold, used, exchanged for mutual acceptance and delight . The idea arose 20 years ago so it has shown some sustainability you could say.
The author Lars Kræmmer is Danish, the epicenter is here, but as you can see from Artmoney’s own list of artists, the idea has spread rather widely. However, at one point I noticed that there were strange enough not many participants from the Nordic countries, even we are so very much involved in both art, culture and social contexts. That’s why I wanted to motivate a number of colleagues and founded the group Artmoney North. It is in this context we’ll fold the project into the city’s major cultural center through exhibition, workshops, lecture / debate (in danish!) Artmoney Stock Exchange and finissage.
All the events are free – except the lecture. But of course we accept the entrance paid in Artmoney. 😉
See you at Dokk1!