EGET VÆRELSE / A ROOM OF ONES OWN
Layer 4, eksteriør, Søndermarken, Copenhagen, 2003
Den gyldne, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2004
A room of ones own, Ringstedgalleriet, Ringsted, 2004
A room of ones own, Showroom, FFKD, Copenhagen, 2005
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
A Room of one’s own encompasses a series of sculptures from 2003-05. All sculptures take their starting point the famous speech from 1928 by the American novelist Virginia Wolf. As Woolf pointed out, you need a room of your own to create art. These familiar elements: the floor plan and the place of rest are used as means to investigate the identity aspects of having a room of one’s own, figuratively as well as metaphorically.
In Danish the word for room, ‘værelse’, derives from the word ‘være’ – which means ‘to be’, in the sence of existence. This breach in language, this connection between living and residing, is put into play in a series of sculptures which all deal with an inside and an outside and the threshold in between.