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Echoes

Press release

KARL TROELS SANDEGÅRD

ECHOES

26 October – 1 December 2007

Galleri Christina Wilson is very pleased to be able to present Troels Sandegård's (*1979) first solo exhibition since his graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2007.

Sandegård's installation initially confronts the observer with a number of staged illusions and phantasms: the simulated marbling, a snowstorm which is not a snowstorm, "constellations" and ice that has a life of its own and can grow on the walls. All of these are things which, more or less convincingly, claim to be one thing, but conceal in reality something else. Behind the trickery, which also demonstratively reveals itself in the kitsch marbling of the three-piece suite, lie a number of possibilities for the creation of forms and images which, in interplay with the observer, express and reveal themselves through the installation.
The breathing and perspiration of visitors, for example, sends water molecules into the air of the room, which are then manifested as ice on the rear wall. Movement creates turbulence in the room which influences the "snowstorm" on the TV screen – which is in reality a magnified picture of the movement of microscopic dust particles. The room's smallest parts are thereby made concrete and manifest in the exhibition, via physical processes which display or gradually realise the hidden potential that lies in our surroundings generally.
Via the involvement of the observer in these processes, further questions are raised regarding the relationship between the subject and the object being observed. Is it possible, as some parts of the scientific world claim, to observe the world objectively, or will human thought, presence and actions always leave traces?