insitu collective cycle IV
A series of three exhibitions that deal with the potential of time travel. Described as Corridors, each exhibition takes visitors on an unfolding narrative through a significant moment in time related to scientific discoveries or notorious events in history: from the future nuclear waste repository of Onkalo, to the signing of Ecuador’s rights of nature, to the moment alchemist Valdemar Daa tried and failed to produce the Philosopher’s Stone...
In 2020 Onkalo - the first long-term nuclear waste repository in the world - will be ready for use in Finland. It will be a deep geological construction designed to store highly radioactive nuclear waste until its decay in 100,000 years. For ONKALO, visitors enter into speculations of how to communicate the site’s danger over thousands of years; of imagining who or what that information will be transmitted to; and what the potential discoverers will believe they have found when they come across Onkalo. read more >
22 October 2016 - 21 January 2017 @ insitu
In 2008, Ecuador was the first country in the world to implement the Rights of Nature into their constitution. Under this law, nature or Pachamama [the Andean earth goddess] is acknowledged in all its life forms as having the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. This exhibition asks: What does it mean to see nature not only as a source for harvest and economic wealth, but as an equal partner? How do we understand and imagine this partner? What kind of different intelligences are contained within nonhuman worlds. read more >
24 February - 13 May 2017 @ insitu
Centered on the alchemist Valdemar Daa, whose body lies in a coffin at the Viborg Cathedral, this exhibition presents a journey through the mysteries of transcendence, the potential for natural materials to hold treasures of incredible power, and one person’s obsessive search for the seemingly impossible. read more >
24 June - 3 September 2017 @ Viborg Kunsthal for Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017