Stoned in LOKALE is more of an initiation of a process than it is an exhibition. New and old works, processes, and projects take on a new form or new environment here. Common to them is that they are based on collecting. To pick things up from the ground, to gather, to lead, to find, to collect. Making a collection. The desire in the collection. The collection as a kind of portrait of the collector. Still being a hunter-gatherer in an industrial production society. To be responsive to what the world has to offer.
Throughout the exhibition period LOKALE vil function as both a pop-up museum and collection centre. There will be reports from far away places, such as Vestervig, Engesvang, Gellerup, and not least Skærbæk. It will many ways be a solidified landscape you encounter. A landscape of stones and processes that have visibly had another state, in another place.
Stones are pervasive and ubiquitous. It is about picking them up and giving them a new value. About stones as site-specific historic documents, stones as sculptures, as morphological form studies, as industrial conglomerates, as finds, as building materials, as architecture, as amulets, about being a stoner.
Camilla Nørgård works site-specifically with everyday-resources, physical presence and long-term obligations. Inspired by a diversity of methods from other disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, and architecture she creates site-specific assemblages and collage-structures related to the stories and materials, which any local context offers.
Together with the conversations, which will occur during the exhibition period, the presented projects will form the basis for the publication Don’t look forward look around, which will be published in the fall of 2022.
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