The exhibition is based on a research trip in North America’s Mojave Desert, where the Norwegian artist deals with “the post apocalyptical vision of a survival station amidst a wayless desert landscape.” Hasselknippe’s site-specific installation includes three separate though connected sculptures, coated and layered with concrete, a fire pit on a wooden structure and a newly developed film projection. Together they examine ideas of interior space through its juxtaposition with the vast expanse and the solitude of the desert:
“This way the artist creates a place of retreat, which concisely captures in a nutshell the popular drop-out fantasies of a “Generation Angst” and other existing protectionist tendencies in societies.”
Header image: Tiril Hasselknippe, ‘Eyes’ (2016). Courtesy the artist.
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