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The Spring Exhibition 2015

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“Unfinished # 11, 10, 12”, pencil on paper,29 x 42 cm, 2015.

Text:

Hun gik gennem parken mod museet. Da hun var fremme satte hun sig ned på en bænk. Foran sig opdagede hun projektørerne, som oplyste museet om natten. Hun forestillede sig, at man blev blændet, når de blev tændt og besluttede sig for at vente på, at det skete. Til sidst var det helt mørkt og hun forstod, at lysene ikke ville blive tændt. Det fik mørket til at føles anderledes, mindre kompakt og med flere konturer. Så vendte hun sig om og opdagede, at museet faktisk var oplyst, bare af andre projektører. Hun rejste sig og gik uden at være skuffet. Faktisk følte hun en tilfredsstillelse over, at det ikke blev, som hun havde forventet. Hun havde ønsket at et øjebliks blindhed kunne få billeder i hendes hukommelse til at forsvinde. Men i stedet opdagede hun, at mørket absorberede dem lige så godt.

 

She walked through the park towards the museum. When she got there she sat down on a bench. In front of her she discovered the projectors that lit up the museum at night. She imagined that you would be blinded when they were turned on and decided to wait for it to happen. Finally it was completely dark and she realized that the lights would not be turned on. It made the darkness feel different, less compact and with more contours. Then she turned around and realized that the museum actually was lit up, but only by other projectors. She raised herself from the bench and left without being disappointed. Instead she felt a satisfaction over the fact that it had not turned out as she had expected. She had wished that the flash of blindness could make images in her memory disappear. But instead she came to see that the darkness submerged them just as well.