Photography


This Girl is Gay and Innocent and Heartless, 2011
This photo series consist of four photographs of a girl floating in the air. In the adventures of Peter Pan, people need to have the same qualities as this girl claims to possess to be able to fly. Thus, the artwork deals with the state of mind that is required before traveling to the Neverland with Peter Pan. To most people, the Neverland awakens thoughts of fun and games. Yet, the Neverland is just as often a place for the dead in Barrie’s stories. While photographing, I tried to look as serene as possible while I jumped of ground and therefore the photos become rather static. The photographs are inspired by Yves Klein’s “Le Saut dans le Vide” from 1960 as well as Peter Pan. The spectator may choose to interpret the word “gay” either as a synonym for cheerful or as a description of the girl’s sexuality. Questions about sexuality also apply to Sir Barrie's personal life.
(Inkjet print. 4 photographs measuring 42 x 29.7 cm each)

This girl is gay and innocent and heartless, 2011
Close up of photo number 1.

This girl is gay and innocent and heartless, 2011
Close up of photo number 2.

This girl is gay and innocent and heartless, 2011
Close up of photo number 3.

This girl is gay and innocent and heartless, 2011
Close up of photo number 4.

Udsigt til Ønskeøen (View of Neverland), 2011
This is a photograph of the sky. I have increased the contrast and turned the picture upside down. This way, I have created the effect of a landscape ablaze even though the blazing fires are actually clouds at sunset. The inspiration for the photo and title derives from Barrie's own thoughts about Neverland as a land of the dead.
(Inkjet print. 21 x 29.7 cm)

Interaction, 2009
This is a photo series consisting of four photographs, photographed with self-timer. The artwork is about illusions and layers between photography, painting and real life, and how those three resemble different perceptions of what classifies as reality. In these photographs, a woman interacts with paintings and other props to create tension between the realities. The woman uses simple remedies in four different situations to represent the realities and diverse notions such as transience, sound, reflection and time. In addition, the paintings create some kind of impossible situation acted out by the woman. The fact that the main character is a female is not important to the illusionistic theme of the artwork, but the photo series do resemble some kind self-portrait referring to an emerging character in my artworks. My relation to the photographed woman is therefore neither distant nor fictional.
(Inkjet prints. 4 photographs measuring 29,7 x 42 cm each)

Interaction, 2009
Close up of photo number 1.

Interaction, 2009
Close up of photo number 2.

Interaction, 2009
Close up of photo number 3.

Interaction, 2009
Close up of photo number 4.

Decalcomania, 2009
This is a photo referring to René Magritte. It is about how we perceive reality and what filters that lie between photos and the actual reality. In this case it is a photograph of a painting, painted from a photograph of reality. Besides that, the image gives the impression that the woman has moved herself from the painting and into reality, which still is not the actual reality since the work is just a photo print.
(Inkjet print. 29,7 x 42 cm)

The image above is an installation view of my work at the group exhibition “DCK#09” at Filosofgangen, Odense.
The image includes “Uden titel 1”, “Uden titel 2”, Uden titel 3” and “Uden titel 4”.

Uden titel 1 (Untitled 1), 2009
This is a photograph of a woman in a green dress with an oil painting in her hands. The painting depicts the part of her that it hides. One is not able to see this part and therefore one cannot know for sure what is behind the canvas.
(Inkjet print. 42 x 29.7 cm)

Uden titel 2 (Untitled 2), 2009
This is a photograph of a woman holding an oil painting in front of herself. The painting depicts the part of the woman’s red dress that it is covering, but on the painting the dress is green. Your intuition will tell you that the dress is red behind the canvas, but you can never be certain.
(Inkjet print. 42 x 29.7 cm)

Uden titel 3 (Untitled 3), 2009
This photograph depicts a woman portrayed twice. The left version is a painting that “paints” the right one. The photograph is about how we perceive reality and what filters that lies between the painting, the photograph and the actual reality.
(Inkjet print. 29.7 x 42 cm)

Uden titel 4 (Untitled 4), 2009
The photograph shows a woman at a Venetian blind. At first this does not seem weird, until one realizes that the window she is standing at is a painting. The painting and the body language of the female create an illusion of light and view.
(Inkjet print. 42 x 29.7 cm)

Relief Shadow, 2009
This is a photo of a person undressing in front of a black background. One gets that the feeling the person will soon be completely undressed, but underneath the green dress, underwear and shoes the person is dressed in a black bodysuit. This causes the person's body to disappear into the background such that only a faint silhouette is visible.
(Inkjet print. 42 x 29.7 cm)

Homeless, 2009
This is a photo-documentation of a staged act. I have been interested in trying to put myself in someone else’s situation, and to try to be someone I am not. When you meet a homeless person, you do not think about that they have not always been homeless. One does not think about what their story is. Many of them have been married, and have left children or executive positions behind. Last but not least there is me, who has never been homeless, but is getting the exact same rejection or acceptance when I am on the street, with this month’s issue of the Danish homeless-newspaper.
(Inkjet print. 29,7 x 42 cm)