Opognedture / Upsanddowns
Site specific work for the exhibition GO WEST at Kongegaarden, Denmark; 2021.
Used mattresses, pigments and supports.
Two parts, part one: H 240cm x W 370cm x D 180cm, part two: H 230cm x W 320cm x D 180 cm
The Danish Arts Foundation / Statens Kunstfond
Photography Charlotte Thrane
In two small, intimate rooms in the listed Rococo house from 1761, where royals used to spend the night on their travels, a collection of used mattresses have been pushed against the wall from both sides. The Rococo period is a historical style that has become a symbol of - and expression of - human ideals. The discarded mattresses now appear as images of lived life with all its ups and downs, and perhaps the discarded says more about who we are than who we dream of being. The different, yet similar mattresses can be seen as an image of a community - on a universal and human level, or on a more local level.