Stone, Grass, Fabric, 2000-2004

For many years now, I have worked with Peter Møller-Nielsen, associate professor in computer science, on projects that explore 3D as an artistic medium. Together, we have developed a platform that allows us to set up detailed parameters for the formats and effects we want to work with. The first work in the series, Stone, explores and challenges a setting that will be familiar to most: a neoclassical apartment located at Strandgade 30 in the Christianshavn area of Copenhagen. The apartment was the home of the famous Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi from 1890 to 1910, and this is where he painted many of the iconic interiors that have now become canonised. The project pushes back the boundaries for this familiar universe and for present-day spectators by breaking the barrier of the screen’s usual matrix, reaching into the spectator’s space and folding it back into the virtual space, which extends far beyond the surface of the screen. The affective impact of this approach pulls the historical reference forward in time to the moment in which the work is experienced.

Partners: Peter Møller-Nielsen, Wayne Siegel (sound), CAVI, Peter Friis.

Medium: 2 projectors, silver screen, surround sound system, amplifier, PC to run software.