Untitled, mold on wood hermetically sealed by acrylic glass on octopus. 200x100x8 cm. Palazzo Monti 2019
Untitled, mold on wood hermetically sealed by acrylic glass. 2016-2018
Installation view, Noma Copenhagen, 2018
Infrastructure, clear acrylic, wood, palm leaves, mold, aluminum respiratory system, 93x70x35 cm. 2018
Infrastructure, bronze, clear acrylic, wood, palm leaves, plant seeds, mold, and concrete 130x50x40 cm. Face of another at Galleri Susanne Ottesen 2018.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Infrastructure, bronze, clear acrylic, wood, palm leaves, plant seeds, mold and concrete 89x71x51 cm. Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles 2018
Through the establishment of ideal living conditions for mold fungus, the Mold series explore the aesthetics and lifespans of mold, by giving artistic authorship to the organisms, their unpredictability and invasive properties. In most environments there exist several hundreds of different mold species. Being one of nature’s most profound decomposers, they play an important role in the continuous cycle between growth and decay of any given ecosystem.
The Infrastructure series comprise mold growths on synthetic and organic structures, resembling cityscapes. The different fungal species inhabiting the works competes for food and space. They establish networks of mycelium, which breeds millions of mold spores, like citizens in a microcosm, invisible for the human eye. On top of the acrylic glass tanks, bronze and aluminum figures are provided with mold protection masks. These respiratory systems add air to the organisms, while preventing the spores and mycotoxins from entering the outside space.