Installation picture from Inner and Outer Landscapes at Centrum for Fotografi, Stockholm (SE) (2015)
Excerpts from the press release:
Inner and Outer Landscapes
Natural landscapes, urban landscapes, mental landscapes. The landscape as a romantic idea, a historical concept, a mythical narrative and a technical construct. In the exhibition Inner and Outer Landscapes five young artist from Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark meet. Together the exchange interpretations of the landscape today, with a backward look at historical representations of landscape. Across time and space the artists forge links between the close Nordic landscapes and more remote surroundings. They unfold narratives and universes, and question our understanding of landspace, as well as our co-exictence - or failure to co-exist - with nature. In various ways, their explore the relationship between our inner and outer landscapes.
Ditte Knus Tønnesen's new work takes it's origins in photographic motifs from Nordic nature. In the darkroom she dissolves the landscape as image by exposing the landscape motif on to sculptural elements, this at once both deconstructs it and assembles it in a new way. Poetically the landscape and photograph unfolds in a dimension between image and space. Tønnesen reflect on the notion of the pristine nature and reveals the landscape as a contracted cultural image.
/ Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen (2014)
If You Are Earth Then I am Water
Photographic emulsion and varnish on MDF [220 x 166 x 130 cm]
Fracture, Kelly Green
Photographic emulsion and varnish on MDF [135 x 56 x 45 cm]
Photographic emulsion and varnish on MDF [112 x 75 x 45 cm]
A Romantic Death, Dawn
Photographic emulsion and varnish on MDF
[59 x 57 cm]
* Ditte Knus Tønnesen, all works are made in 2014 and unique.
The project was kindly supported by Danish Arts Foundation, City of Copenhagen, the Danish Art Workshop and the Nordic Culture Point.
Article in Finnish newspaper Kaleval (2015)
Weekendavisen; Mette Sandbye