White Wall

White Wall

Installation consisting of 4 slides, 4 slide viewers, daylight bulbs, wooden boards & white paint. 280 x 300 cm
Made for the exhibition White Shadows, Esbjerg Museum of Art, Denmark, 2001

This installation is based on a series of slides photographed in Jotunheim, Norway. They are fairytale-like romantic images showing a castle made of ice, a cave, a tunnel dug into snow, and burning footsteps in mountains covered with snow. The viewer can see the slides only by bending down and looking into 4 small peepholes in a white wall. It is difficult to define the distance to the images and equally difficult to judge the scale of the photos, and what they are picturing. In that sense this installation talks about the notion of searching and trying to navigate as well as talking about dreams and seduction. However, the dream is just out of reach inside or behind the wall.