OERSTED / GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL
For the exhibition Danø presents an installation ”LOST KINGDOM”.
Danø creates pictures and scenarios for places where everything begins or ends. In this particular work the ”Lost Kingdom” is populated with 7 sculptures. Each sculpture are a hybrid between an owl and an angel: The owl is the attribute of the ancient goddess of wisdom Athena / Minerva and has even become a symbol of wisdom and learning. The owl is also a symbol of the night and sleep, personified in antiquity as Nyx and Hypnos, and everything that takes place in the dark, the “shady” deeds. Many religions is associated with demonic powers, and death. This combined with the 7 archangels. The word “archangel” itself is usually associated with the Abrahamic religions, and is used to refer to an inspiration from God. The use of the term has extended to refer to artistic depictions of the spirits, and it is also used figuratively to refer to messengers and harbingers, and to people who possess high qualities of goodness, purity, selflessness, intelligence, and/or beauty.
In the work plays Danø with the contradictions in both mono- and polytheistic thinking and spiritual rites that have shaped the world of good and evil.
Kindly Supported by WAVEparticle and The Danish Arts Foundation.
This project is hosted by WAVEparticle Open Spaces.