STICKS AND STONES

In 2009 the Danish artist Lotte Fløe Christensen travelled to Canada to photograph the forests. Her intended goal was to measure the endless sense of wilderness against the feeling of freedom.
Udstillingsperiode:
27-05-2011 - 26-06-2011
Medie:
Photography
Titel:
STICKS AND STONES
Kunstner:
LOTTE FLØE CHRISTENSEN
In 2009 the Danish artist Lotte Fløe Christensen travelled to Canada to photograph the forests. Her intended goal was to measure the endless sense of wilderness against the feeling of freedom. It turned out this feeling of freedom was not forthcoming, and the encounter with grandiose nature left the artist on the contrary with a sense of fragility. Nevertheless, this special fragile experience of the wild, combined with studies of garden therapy and a close survey of the environment, has led the artist to some fascinating visual studies which utilize the skills of sculpture, drawing and photography.

In her exhibition STICKS AND STONES Lotte Fløe Christensen works conceptually with the landscape, contrasting it to Man in both a physical and a mental sense. We see her attempting to add new dimensions to our understanding and appreciation of nature as a concept, while at the same time challenging the conventional notion of nature as an organic realm of harmony. Directly and sometimes naively, the artist probes her surroundings. Nature's individual components - plants, branches and rocks - are posed isolated in front of the lens in order to give a quick, immediate, and sometimes comical insight into the nature of the wild.

STICKS AND STONES is an existential story about the meeting between Man and the outside world, and also the tension between psychology and science. How does one position oneself as an individual in the continuum? Does the grandeur of nature invite the individual to a loss of self and/or reconciliation with the world? And may it even contain a natural healing potential, with its fascinating structures and dazzlingly beautiful pictures? STICKS AND STONES contributes powerful arguments and perceptions in the discussion of what it means to be surrounded by the "natural".
Lotte Fløe Christensen (b. 1979) graduated from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and The University of Art and Design in Finland and has exhibited both domestically and abroad.

In connection with the exhibition the book "Country" is produced in collaboration with Lea Fløe Christensen.

OPENING Friday 27 May at 16.00-18.00ARTIST TALK Saturday 28 May at 14.00 with Lotte Fløe Christensen