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Celestial Territory


Try always, whenever you look at a form, to see the lines in it which have had power over its past fate, and will have power over its futurity. Those are its awful lines; see that you seize on those, whatever else you miss.” (Ruskin,1857)

The project is part of the duo show To Draw a Line with artist Trine Bork. The overall theme is the fold and the line and the way things move in time and space. How lines at one hand separate and outline and at the other create movement as a ground for territorial performances and metamorphoses between things.

The project is thought as a vertical ‘borderland’ of hanging sensorial sculptures exploring kelp as a theme and material in relation to other materialities like yarn, clay, soil and plaster centered around a ceiling painting of underwater kelp with compositorial reference to classical decorated ceilings, where the motives reflect symmetrically in one another together creating a spatial picture; a celestial body.  Plaster from the outline of the painting have been dripping downwards manifesting the vertical linearity as traces/small sculptures on the floor.

The project is inspired by the Cosmic Garden by Emanuele Coccia, where the atmosphere and its circulation of gasses and liquids create the center of the planet, not the earth. Likewise kelp does not have any roots.

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