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WE WALKED THE EARTH: HARNESSING by UFFE ISOLOTTO at DEN FRIE curated by JACOB LILLEMOSE [from 20230623 to 20230813]
[Photos: David Stjernholm]
Uffe Isolotto’s We Walked the Earth: Harnessing is a further development of his critically acclaimed immersive exhibition We Walked The Earth, which was shown in the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2022.
Enter a world that is at once recognizable and alien. You are at Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art, but it doesn’t look like itself. Something has changed. The white walls appear worn down, as after a violent ecological disaster, and all around, there are materials and objects that give the scenery the character of what can perhaps best be described as a futuristic farmhouse.
With We Walked the Earth: Harnessing, Uffe Isolotto invites the audience into a universe full of questions: questions about climate and technology, existential questions about life and death in a changing world, and questions about the times we live in, seen from a future perspective. A universe where hope and dystopia exist side by side, and may even be connected. As such, it is also a universe that reflects the world we live in today.
We Walked the Earth: Harnessing was developed in close collaboration with curator and author Jacob Lillemose and produced in collaboration with 10 Tons, Fyns Naturværksted, Thomas Foldberg Studio, Anne Sofie Madsen, Maria Koshenkova, Ida Hy, Christine Bechameil, Marie Søegaard Tarpø and Line -Gry Hørup.
Statens Kunstfond is commissioner for the Danish pavilion and appointed Uffe Isolotto in 2022 at an open call. The exhibition We Walked The Earth in 2022 was financed by the Statens Kunstfond and received further support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, the Obelske Familiefond and the Beckett Foundation. We Walked the Earth: Harnessing 2023 is generously supported by the Statens Kunstfond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, 15. Juni Fonden, Danish Tennis Fond, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fonden and Spar Nord Fonden.
Den Frie understands that images and the experience of the suicide scene in the exhibition can be sensitive for some visitors, therefore we have instructed our staff to provide additional information about the work’s themes, as well as to provide additional advice and help lines. If you are in crisis or have thoughts of suicide, Livslinien can be contacted on phone 70 201 201 or via livslinien.dk.
[Text: Jacob Lillemose]
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