ABYSS (2018)

Exhibition in collaboration with Rune Bosse at D7 projectspace, Copenhagen, Denmark


Abyss, [uh-bis]:- a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity- the primal chaos before Creation

D7 is an artist-runned exhibition space in a 110 sqm basement on Østerbro, Copenhagen. The exhibition space is highly influenced by the condition of the basement, with moist peeling walls, low ceiling, rustic uneven concrete floors and only the sparse sunlight from two small windows. The entrance to the room goes through a narrow little twisted staircase. In other words, when you enter the room, you have a strong feeling of being uner the ground, in an underlying world.

For the exhibition ABYSS, Rune Bosse and Anna Bak created a total installation in which boths individual works and practices interact with each other and with the space.
Below the surface of what is visible to us, a lot of processes is at work. There is fungus, bacteria, roots and spores in everything, they immerse and spread into everything, but perhaps these elements is also clinching it all together, and without these intrusive forces it would all fall apart. The artists' common interests for nature and the essential forces that affect us, have created an installation that acts as a physical experience in the basement's atmosphere. A world where organic forces seem to both dissolve the space and keeping it from collapsing, a processual transformation on the boundary between a total chaos and the stage immediately before creation.

The sound in the room is an enhanced version of the Schumann resonance. The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth's electromagnetic field spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, generated and excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth's surface and the ionosphere.

The exhibition is supported by The Danish Art Foundation and Københavns Billedkunstudvalg