ARCHIVES / FROM THE VAULTS

A random selection of earlier artworks. The central projects and all the in-between attempts.

Finished works and loose sketches. Small ephemeral pieces and larger monumental structures.

Interspersed with retrospect notes.

Silver Linings: blue blue day / feel like crying

akryl på papir, 2004

Betonhjertet

photo, edition of 18, 2002

Produced in connection with the performance/rock-opera Betonhjertet (Heart of Concrete). This photo-edition served as a gift to all participants in the project.

The photo is from the area Urbanplanen in Copenagen South. I was very inspired by the concrete modernist architechture when producing Betonhjertet in 2002. Much later, in 2016 I myself moved into Urbanplanen and spend a couple of years in a small apartment, exactly like the one in this photo.

The title is taken from a song by the Danish rock-circus Røde Mor. The text describes the concrete suburban cities as a collective heartbeat; the heart of concrete beats as a common pulse:

BETONHJERTET

Solen går ned bag ved jernbanesporene
fodgængergaden er øde og tom
Men pulsslag blir ved i motorvejsbroernes
konstruktion af fantastisk beton

Et S-tog standser og skifter mandskab
og busser og taxaer kommer og går
Maskiner og mennesker fylder mit landskab
og strømmer så længe betonhjertet slår

Hvor skal vi gå
hvis betonhjertet går i stå
Jeg lytter og hører
betonhjertet slå

Neon blir tændt og i P-husets huler
høres der af og til lyden af skridt
Mit landskab fyldes af mørket som skjuler
forstadens højhuse lidt efter lidt

Men hjertet vil slå sig gennem natten
vi spiser og elsker - tar ud og tar hjem
Bevæges i byernes blodkarnet af den
bankende puls som driver os frem

Hvor skal vi gå
hvis betonhjertet går i stå
Jeg lytter og hører
betonhjertet slå

Røde Mor 1975

Betonhjertet

poster, 2002

Poster for the performance/rock-opera Betonhjertet (Heart of Concrete).

Photo: Frans Jacobi, Graphic design: Martin Kern

Betonhjertet was performed 4 evenings at INK, institut for nutidskunst, in Copenhagen February 2002.

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