SKIN OF MINE, 2013

Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense

Photo: Anders Sune Berg

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the architecture that both encloses us and unfolds us, acting both as a barricade and an opening. But can the skin itself be classified as 'content' in its own right?

The characteristic architecture and history of Brandts Klædefabrik in Odense (Brandt's Clothing Factory) with its large windows and open spaces, provides the backdrop for the exhibition's sculptural study of appearances and surfaces. It is a study that digs into the floor, gauges into walls, and scores the windows. As a result, the architecture and the skin work as analogies for each other, as analogies of a framework or an encapsulator of life.

The study of surface allows for questioning a dichotomy between surface and something deeper. The exhibition challenges the assumption of the "beneath", at the same time asking how and whether something can be something in itself.

Skin of Mine

Unframed, 2013
6 mm glass, 325 x 500 x 10 cm

Unframed, 2013
6 mm glass, 325 x 500 x 10 cm

Unframed, 2013
6 mm glass, 325 x 500 x 10 cm

Fluid dead weight, 2013
Fabric, bitumen (asphalt). Casted dimensions 73 x 45 x 45 cm

Fluid dead weight, 2013
Fabric, bitumen (asphalt). After one week

Subsurface Landscape, 2013
-3 x 340 x 270 cm

Subsurface Landscape, 2013
detail

Skin of Mine

Under the Influence #2, 2013
Denim, wax, three studio walls
169 x 40 x 20 cm

Line of Descent, 2013
Bronze.
120 x 400 x 150 cm

Line of Descent, 2013
Bronze.
120 x 400 x 150 cm

Line of Descent, 2013
detail

Line of Descent, 2013
detail

Matrice, 2013
Plasterboards. 220 x 1000 x 2 cm

Matrice, 2013 detail
Plasterboards. detail

Matrice, 2013 detail
Plasterboards. 220 x 1000 x 2 cm

Body Matter, 2013
200 g paper, wax
Five pcs. each 250 x 146 cm

Body Matter, 2013
200 g paper, wax
Five pcs. each 250 x 146 cm

Skin of Mine