INHALE TIME, SITE SPECFIC INSTALLTION AT SORØ ART MUSEUM 2023
CURRENT - open until 22 October 2023
Sorø's landscapes consist mainly of cultivated nature, and as in so many other landscapes around other cities, nature has also been seen as a resource that can be cultivated and extrected for materials. The landscape is constantly changing, surfaces are broken, enormous amounts of gravel are driven away, and new terrains emerge. There are several large gravel pits in the Sorø area, for example in the districts of Frederiksberg and Pedersborg. The local artist Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen, if anyone, has her feet firmly planted in these gravel pits, and in the tensions that are at stake here. She is concerned with our relationship with the raw materials in the landscape around us; of how landscapes are constantly changing; of our perception of the landscape and our idea of nature when we exhaust resources from the underground. In the museum's courtyard, Engelsborg has installed the sculpture group “Inhale time, exhale dust”. The sculptures are scattered in smaller piles of gravel, scattered as if after an explosion or an attack - as if the landscape had been broken out of its shape. The sculptures, which could resemble torn and destroyed body parts or bodies in change, are made of concrete, stone, sand, roots and gravel, which are also the raw materials that are extracted in gravel pits.
Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation 2023
The last day at Sorø Art Museum, October 2023: