First exhibited at Sculpture Triennial Odense 14 in 2014.
Installation: polyester organza, iron structure, underwater lighting, speakers and sound.
Performance 3 singers, costumes in organza, music partiture. Duration: 30 minutes.
Photos: Timme Hovind / Jan Søndergaard
Text by Charlotte Sprogøe
“Human reproduction, creation and identity have been the central factors in a number of Jette Hye Jin Mortensen´s works. This time her examinations are placed in a futuristic scenario where choir voices in the trees of Munke Mose and lights under the surface of the lake create an out-of-this-world, timeless sci-fi atmosphere. The sculpture has been created specifically for the park, the choral work is presented by the Funen Opera and the score Lux Aeterna / Eternal Light has been rewritten for this work by composer Eyvind Gulbrandsen in co-operation with the artist. The collaboration with external working partners and the interaction with their practise is a recurrent theme in her works, which often focus on how to challenge your self as an artist. The result aims at creating something, which is not constructed and controlled by the artist, but instead made out of the reflections and actions of the process. Spirituality, weightlessness and performativity are all key elements in Hye Jin Mortensen´s practice. In other works concrete cultural questions of identity have been in focus, but in this etheral and almost immaterial work it is the very creation of life, which is the main topic. In the lyrics we hear references to questions of donor and insemination issues, which might be an even bigger debate issue in the future. “
The Funen Opera will presented a live performance of the work in Munke Mose on August 30, 2014.
Costumedesign: Anne Werner
Tailoring: Ane Rønne & Sten Martin Jonsson
Iron construction and soundinstallation: Eyvind Gulbrandsen
Technical drawings and loudspeaker system: Mikkel Friis-Møller
Composition and sound: Eyvind Gulbrandsen
David Kragh Sørensen
Michelle Nora Lind
Simon Mott Madsen
Text excerpts: Charis Thompson "Making Parents, The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies"