From 2010 to 2012, as my family of origin continued to shrink, I decided to clean out the garage and sheds of an inherited cottage in Fjellerup - in order to start an artists space of sorts.My father's death in 2011 introduced me to co-ownership with relatives with whom I have few interests in common, it also resulted in my attempt to figure out, what my relationship is to the country in which I grew up.In the story on the walls, Klara talks about her father advising her to take over her drowned husband's business - and of her father's belief in her.
For the exhibition, I integrated archival images with my own landscapes from Fjellerup, and made Klara walk through Fjellerup during different seasons - telling the story of her first year as a widow, with a 12 year old daughter.For Julia Whitney Barnes, I suggested a former grocery store that had been empty for years. online dating kostenlos ohne anmeldung Augsburg When I met with the owner of building, Ghita, she told me the story of having bought the building at the height of real estate prices, intending to restore it and turn it into apartments.This became part of the exhibition and its frame - along with the textured walls of the garage.My father's iron wire became a buoy, his blue metal a wave. Strangely, during the 2013 summer months of the Klara exhibition, the was a sudden resurgence of mackerel - mirroring the 'mackerel adventure' that took place during the first summer, Klara took over her husband's business.
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The bakery owners extended an invitation to Julia, to continue her work on their parking lot.For Julia's opening, Bent Sølyst invited Bertel Haarder - a national politician with Fjellerup ties as it's his wife's birthplace - to introduce Julia.By the time of Klara's retirement, pound net fishing had already declined drastically. My dream space for the work of artist Monica Carrier, was the barn of local artists and social workers, Tommy Soerensen and Vibeke Gilling.Monica's large scrolls contain her ink drawings of subconscious imagery, and ornamental text, initially inspired by her travel in India.
From a distance, her drawings seem like abstract patterns, but up close they reveal hundreds of detailed drawings.
The town's primary sources of income, pound net fishing and tourism, peaked in the 1950's and 60's and gradual depopulation has resulted in parts of the place showing signs of neglect, beautiful ruins and resilient local stores.
The population is homogeneous and predominantly elderly.
Translation of text on wall, from newspaper interview with Klara: I can tell by the sky, whether it will be be storm or quiet, rain or frost. One can drown one's sorrows in work, and find new meaning in life, by working with other people. I placed the last public image of Klara - announcing her retirement in the early 1960's - on top of images of a flounder adapting its exterior to various backgrounds in order to survive.
The flounder is the fish, I associate with Fjellerup, and Klara sits on a rock in the image like a rotund Fjellerup version of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen.