Present Greens (Landscapes Are Images), 2017

Kulla Gunnarstorp Slott. Helsingborg. SE
(X)sites Kattegattleden
Konstnärscentrum Väst

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Description

A work which operated as a measuring device through its relations to its surroundings. The work emphasized the constantly changing context, while obscuring the relationship between the two. As the greens of the landscape continually change throughout the day and the year, they are a distinct signifier of unceasing transformation. Encountering the work one experienced simultaneously the reflection of ones background, the relationship between ones background and foreground, as well as the current relationship between the greens of the work and the greens of the surroundings.

The work consisted of 15 green mirrors, rectangular glass sheets painted with hues of green on the backside, held by wooden stands. Five different green hues which all related in varying degrees to the greens of the grass, trees and other vegetation in the surroundings were repeated in the work. The green mirrors were placed forming a 50 meter long line along the east-west axis and they had 5 varying repeated angles.

Present Greens (Landscapes Are Images) was developed specifically for a large grass covered field on the grounds of Kulla Gunnarstorp castle north of Helsingborg. Surrounding the site are vast fields of crops and old trees, with the castle grounds and its buildings in the background. The work could be experienced from the road and bicycle path, Kattegattleden, which passes right by the field.

Photographer

Hampus Berndtson

Supported by

Konstnärscentrum Väst

Materials/Dimensions

15 glass sheets (1500 mm x 750 mm), 5 shades of greens spray paint, wood laths