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Celestrial 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, which 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 works are thought as a vertical ‘borderland’ of hanging sensorial sculptures; things which ‘drips’ down making marks letting the gravital force manifests itself as traces. The sensorial sculptures act together with a ceiling painting with compositorial reference to the classical, symmetrical decorated ceilings, where the motives reflect in one another og together create a spatial picture; a celestial body.

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. The works explore kelp as a theme and material in relation to other materialities like yarn, clay, soil and plaster.

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