Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 100x70x4-cm. 2016



Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 70x50x4 cm. 2016



Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 70x50x4 cm. 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Primordial Cocktail, 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Mi Casa Es Su Casa, installation-view 2016



Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 30x36x4 cm. 2016



Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 30x36x4 cm. 2016


Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 30x36x4 cm. 2016



Untitled, mould on wood, hermetically sealed by acrylic glass 30x36x4 cm. 2016




Mi Casa Es Su Casa

There exists immense amounts of different mould species, they vary in structure and size, and come in a wide variety of shades and colours. This picturesque potential is appropriated, by cultivating the organisms on wooden plates. Being one of nature’s most profound decomposers, moulds are capable of devastating buildings and interior, while their spores can cause serious health issues if inhaled. For obvious reasons nobody wants these organisms in their home. The exhibition takes place at SIRIN, a Scandinavian design store whose usual range of products consists of designer furniture, accessories and other interior design objects. All products have been cleared out from the store, transforming it into a temporary venue for the exhibition and presenting the mould in a setting usually associated with the perfect home. The same contrary logic applies to the piles of dirt that form a special landscape inside the store. This installation serves as habitat for living fossils, such as horsetail plants, polypody ferns and triops. Triops are primordial crustaceans whose eggs have the special ability that they can lay dormant for decades when dry. Like moulds, triop eggs can survive very extreme conditions; this is one of the reasons why the species hasn’t succumbed to the great mass extinctions through the planet's history. Today triop eggs are sold as grow-kits for indoor use. Packaging from triop kits blends in with the installation of dirt and geological reminiscent. Dichotomies between nature and culture intertwine, in an imagery that literally is alive, and moves in and out of domains and time.

Mi Casa Es Su Casa is kindly supported by:
Grosser L. F. Foghts Fond & City of Copenhagen Committee of Visual Art