Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturn, Dragon

Dragon  photo by Brittany Laura Overgaard

Dragon photo by Brittany Laura Overgaard

 

Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturn and Dragon

2018 MAB - Swinging in Minor. Unter der Sonne der Melancholie

Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturn and Dragon is an interactive total installation that is activated through performances. The work is inspired by the way melancholy was described during the renaissance, where the five key words, Lead, Earth, Winter, Saturn and Dragon were used to describe the state of melancholy, both in literature, medicine and art. The installations focal point is the circle, pointing towards the circle of life, the seasons, the earths turning and the hours changing, all affecting the state of our minds. We are inspired by our own Nordic heritage, 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 be a mixture of contrast; technology & the analog, hard & soft textures, and the light & dark, all drawing on melancholy.