“Soil 1” is now exhibitet outside Naturhistorisk Museum, Aarhus until the 30th of September. “Soil 1” is a part of the exhibition UP! – You can find all the projects at www.prokk.dk/up2017 …A lot of interesting artwork.
“Soil 1” is made by Berit Jansson, Marianne Schneider & Annette Hornskov and is a part of the project “Thinking About Soil a.k.a. Soillove” – an ongoing research of what soil is and what it means through protecting soil, gathering soil, timing and archiving soil etc.
The artistgroup works with the material soil, which here literally is put on a pedestal. The work comments on its surroundings and the soil under our feet we often take for granted. – Soil is the skin of the earth.
For further information about the project “Thinking About Soil a.k.a. Soillove” check out our facebook: www.facebook.com/Thinkingaboutsoilakasoillove/
“Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and countless organisms that together support life on Earth. Soil is a natural body called the pedosphere which has four
important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of Earth’s atmosphere; it is a habitat for organisms; all of which, in turn, modify the soil. Soil is called the Skin of the Earth” (Wikipedia)
The work is exhibitet until the 30th of september 2017.
UP! is an exhibition in Aarhus city space consisting of site-specific works intended to make us lift our gaze and look up. Each of the artworks reveals an uplifting element relating to the space they are created for. The artists play with the concept of ‘upliftment’ and interpret it both literally and figuratively. Some works are philosophical and challenge our thought, others appeal to our emotive capacity and others yet integrate quite literally in the city space intending to lift our physical gaze.
UP! is curated by:
Jeanett Tagara (art historian, producer, curator, coordinator)
Adria Florea (MA in Aesthetics & Culture, producer, curator, coordinator)
Carsten Rabe (art photographer, curator, Westwerk, Hamburg)
Ulrik Lund (artist, curator, project manager, ProKK)