Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, 2013

Photo: Anders Sune Berg

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the architecture that both encloses us and unfolds us, acting both as a barricade and an opening. But can the skin itself be classified as ‘content’ in its own right?

The characteristic architecture and history of Brandts Kl├Ždefabrik in Odense (Brandt’s Clothing Factory) with its large windows and open spaces, provides the backdrop for the exhibition’s sculptural study of appearances and surfaces. It is a study that digs into the floor, gauges into walls, and scores the windows. As a result, the architecture and the skin work as analogies for each other, as analogies of a framework or an encapsulator of life.

The study of surface allows for questioning a dichotomy between surface and something deeper. The exhibition challenges the assumption of the “beneath”, at the same time asking how and whether something can be something in itself.