The Vagina Monologues

It is the International Women’s Day and I have just read Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues – I dare you to do the same! Or even better; listen to Eve Ensler’s beautiful audiobook performance of the monologues. Ensler’s women, the tellers of her monologues, are talking about joy and pleasure, but also about pain, abuse &…

In situ

It is impossible to give a precise recollection of Richard Mosse’s work The Enclave, it is a 6 channel video installation with a brilliant sound track by Ben Frost. Here are just some quick snapshots to give you an impression: Such a strange universe; due to his choice of film & filter the chlorophyll green gets…

Heart of Darkness – the Pink Version

My first ekphrastic text will be on Richard Mosse’s The Enclave. I went to see the exhibition in Amsterdam a year ago, tomorrow I will go to Copenhagen to see it again – The Enclave is now on show at Louisiana in Humlebæk. I will start my journey into Mosse’s work by first writing a review…

– HEART OF DARKNESS

yesterdays post led to some discussion on art and ethics. Working with ethical questions (I am following Deleuze’s distinction between ethics and moral), is to my mind a – or maybe the – central challenge for contemporary art. Maybe the new isn’t just about making new inventions, but just as much about showing us the old stuff…