LINES OF MEMORIES 5 – NY USA 2017
PUBLIC ART – RE IMAGINING TIME – INVERTED EXCAVATION FOR RE-TELLING HISTORY.
In spring 2017 I was invited for a Theodore Randall international Chair at New York State College of
Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University.
I here had to do Art research /an art project –
This page is presenting my art project LINES OF MEMORIES – Fragment 5
The silent space has no coolness or sense of breadth of outlook. It is like a dance
where body, music, and scenery form a harmonious whole. Suddenly, the work
“silent” sounds empty because it has absolutely nothing to do with emptiness, but
rather with “ladenness” if such a work even exists? In reality, it is so meaningful that
it is even a space, which I sometimes, in the midst of a busy day filled with errands,
dreads that I will not be able to locate and enter because this is where I most strongly
feel alive. This is where I am replenished, where I catch up to myself, where everything
around me becomes whole and alive and where I might be a compounded part of a
wholeness. This wholeness, which is what I am doing, my body and movements and
surroundings, materials and answers. (Hansen, 2012)
I have as mentioned been invited into a kind of time bubble,
I now have to break out of it.
This bubble has given me a break from my life back in Denmark
and the clay I have worked with as well as the earth I have marked
by digging deeper into its layer has given me a break from being troubled being me.
Now I bury this ceramic,
give it back to the earth as a thank for letting me in,
giving me space in this fantastic time
bubble Alfred village has been for me.
LINES OF MEMORIES
It was a project in its origin based on local history, topology, archaeology and architecture presented at the opening as a guided tour containing 5 fragments:.
Fragment 1; “Landscape a video presented at Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY, USA
Fragment 2; “Lines” Permanent outdoor concrete earth installation
Fragment 3; “Memory” wood-ceramic Installation at the “Island” New York State College of Ceramic art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University
Fragment 4; “Time” ceramic Installation at the “Flexroom” New York State College of Ceramic art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University
Fragment 5; “The End” out-door earth-ceramic Installation.
A fragment is defined as;
a part broken off or detached from
A fragment; an isolated, unfinished, or incomplete part
A fragment; an odd piece, bit, or scrap.
In my work I reflect on the nature of time and the narrative telling of local history mixed with my own personal interpretation hereof.
I am curious about how memories, founding’s and fragments or artifacts can be parts of a constructed narration of a history, a nations history, a village history and my own personal history.
I am an artist my intention is not to be an historian nor an archaeologist.
The fragments were presented as 5 installations at Alfred ceramic Art Museum. NY, USA, New York State College of Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design, Alfred University and outside in public place in front of Alfred ceramic Art Museum.