Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturn and Dragon

Dragon  Photo by Brittany Laura Overgaard

Dragon Photo by Brittany Laura Overgaard


Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturn and Dragon

Solo Exhibition
At Museum am Bach

NULEINN is inspired by the way melancholy was described during the renaissance, where the five key words, Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturnand Dragonwere used to describe the state of melancholy in literature, medicine and art. The installations focal point is the circle, pointing towards the circle of life, the seasons, the earth turning and the hours changing, all affecting our state of mind. NULEINN brings their Nordic heritage into the work, where melancholy throughout times has been a strong part of everyday life, mostly due to the absence of light, harsh living circumstances and cold weather. The work is a mixture of contrasts; technology & the analog, hard & soft textures, and the light & dark. 

Installation shots by Oskar Koliander

Lead is a highly poisonous metal affecting almost every organ and system in the human body. 

Like Sisyphus pushing the stone up the mountain, the installation Earthbrings thoughts towards temporality, life and death, erasing your steps as you move in the circle. 

The main source of light on Earth is the Sun. Sunlight provides the energy that green plants use to create sugars mostly in the form of starches, which release energy into the living things that digest them. This process of photosynthesis provides virtually all the energy used by living things.

Saturn is the second biggest planet in our universe and has around 60 moons in orbit around it. The moons have different shapes and colors flying free around the planet. Being born under Saturnyou are likely to be touched by unusual sensitivity of the soul. 

Dragon is inspired by the Icelandic Snorri's Edda, an Old Norse work of literature written around the early 13th century. The Edda’s include a description of the worlds beginning and end called Völuspá. The dragon Níðhöggurplays an important part in the description of the worlds end, eating at the roots of Yggdrasilthe tree of life.