Borrowed View 231 - Friday, May 18, 2012

The monumental work "Borrowed View 231" is a 2012 sculptural, video and sound installation. The work consists of 231 repeated sculptural forms, displayed in straight lines on three perspex forms suspended from the ceiling.  Under each sculptural form are equally as many coloured drawings each different from the next one. The installation refers to the Japanese expression „borrowed landscape“. A technique where vistas extend beyond a structure, into the distance. On each coloured drawing is one line from the poem Borrowed View 231 by Gudrun repeated differently on each drawing twohundredandthirtyone times  A vital part of the installation is the projection of the drawings on the gallery wall, constant changes of scenery "the borrowed landscape".

The poem Borrowed View 231 one part of the Edsvik installation - 231 watercolours


detail one image of 231

Borrowed View 231

Borrowed view

a distant landscape.

Day and night merges as one.

Ascending the steps scenery changes.

Integrated through the sculptures perspective.

Distant landscape eventually disappears.


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