Dissolved Darkness by Veronika Geiger

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Dissolved Darkness by Veronika Geiger

From January 14, 2022 16:00 to March 06, 2022 17:00


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Dissolved Darkness by Veronika Geiger

In the exhibition Dissolved Darkness Veronika Geiger explores the human connection/relationship to the Earth through photography and video. Geiger is inspired by geology, particularly geological measurements of Earth’s deep time. The project focuses on to locations in Iceland: an underground lava cave at Snæfellsnes and Fagradalsfjall, an erupting volcano. The exhibition Dissolved Darkness contains cameraless photographic experiments created using the lava cave as a dark room. The photographic works are created using elements from dark room techniques and geological fieldwork. The videos showcase the varied nature and character of the two locations: The frozen form of the cave, and the volcano with its liquid landscape-forming magma. Geiger investigates the concrete natural phenomena and the way they are existentially connected to humans.

About the Artist
Veronika Geiger is a Danish/Swiss visual artist based in Denmark. She has studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. In her work, she gathers inspiration from geological field research, but rather than time stamping and categorising, her works communicate about time and life in an open visual language. She has participated in several expeditions with geologists, especially in Iceland, but also in Sicily, and draws from her experience with living near the landscapes in uninhabited and remote locations around the globe. Her work has been exhibited in Denmark, UK, Iceland, Switzerland, USA, China, Mexico, Russia and France. Read more on the artist’s website: www.veronikageiger.com 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium in collaboration with Jacob Wamberg, art historian and professor at Aarhus University amongst others.

The exhibition is supported by The Danish Art Foundation, the city of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), the Beckett Foundation, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation and DJ:Fotograferne.