Erik Olofsen


Installations
Sculptures
Video installations
Photographs
Books


CV
Texts
Info

Black box
White noise
A distorted reality is now a
necessity to be free
Resonance

The promise of promise
the less we seem to notice
Overlap
Here there is no room for thought
Catch my drift
State of delusion
Fold
Suspension of disbelief
Mental pollution
Divine methods / Hidden motives
Passage
In Places

Remotely here
Colliding room
Pick / Place
The most common way
Thick air
Remote control
Bufferzone



2003 - Installation: sculpture, video on screen and on monitor, sound.
Installation view - Prix de Rome 2003,
GEM Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag
Two empty rooms have been placed in the corners of the space at different heights. Underneath, lays a city or something that reminds of one. In the background loud explosions are heard. They are coming from two screens showing empty rooms, similar to (or the same as) those on view, being affected by something we can’t see and can’t control. Elsewhere in the space, a monitor is playing a video, which resembles architectural planning, showing a city from a bird’s perspective. Some parts of the city are transparent, as if they are yet to be built (link to the video).






‘This City, (I thought), is so horrible that its mere existence and perdurance, though in the midst of a secret desert, contaminates the past and the future and in someway even jeopardizes the stars.’ (From ‘The City of the Immortals’ by Jorge Luis Borges)