Front Matter


Rundtenom / Roundabout, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Material: 6 mm acrylic sheets, glue
Dimension: 240 x 925 x 200 cm

Photo: Erling Lykke Jeppesen, Jens Lindhe

Front Matter, which seen from one side is a reconstruction of the artist’s studio wall, and from the other mimes a piece of scenery supported from behind. The work is made of transparent acrylic sheets glued together, making it impossible to distinguish between what each side represents – between ”front” and ”matter” – with the edges of the work appearing as an outline in the gallery space. The work is simultaneously manifest and flickeringly hard to pin down. The sculpture conceals nothing. The entire process, including the obvious gluing, is on display: the artist’s sacrosanct refuge, the studio, can be seen right through.