Hul I Jorden, 2015
Peat pots, soil, flour
Installation view Albrectsens galleri, BUNKEREN, Copenhagen
Hul I Jorden (Hole in the Ground; in Danish ground, soil and earth all share the same word; jord) was installed in an underground nuclear bunker below the Kings Garden i central Copenhagen, built during the Cold War.
The installation makes a circular motion around reproduction. The starting point of the installation was a digital black and white photograph of a hole in the ground. In the process, the photograph was broken down - the digital medium dissolved. Through the installation work the image was reconstructed using its object - pixels were swapped with peat pots containing different mixtures of soil and flour, which created 5 stages of the gray scale.
In the bunker, the viewer could choose to play along with the clearly constructed illusion that the bunker was bottomless and that a hole continued the persists the spherical shape of the ceiling. At the same time the exhibition site forced an awareness of how we all associate and thus perceived differently depending on our personal history. The historical room clarified that the experience depends on our historical conditions, our age, nationality, cultural identity etc.