NOWs: Tempus circularis Fagus sylvatica by Rune Bosse

03 June - 07 August 2016 / Nows

Rune Bosse: Tempus circularis Fagus sylvatica, 2015-16 (detail). Tree, glass, metal, time. Photo: David Stjernholm

Rune Bosse´s art focuses on the elementary experience of our natural surroundings in a protracted exploration of time, the tree and the herbarium. His work for the exhibition documents the different stages a tree passes through during a year-long cycle. Around every third week from april 2015 to april 2016 the artist cut a branch of a beech tree, planed it until it was 2-3 mm. This, then put it in a press to retain the colour of the branch at the precise time of year.

At Charlottenborg the tree has been reassembled and spread out again in its original shape, the different seasons meet and are interwoven, making the entire annual cycle of the tree visible simultaneously. The round shape becomes an image of cyclical time, as indicated by the title Tempus circularis Fagus sylvatica (circular time, common beech). – by Rhea Dahl and Mathias Kryger

Rune Bosse‘s installation in on show at Kunsthal Charlottenburg as part of annual exhibition by graduates from the Schools of Visual Arts at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.


Photos by David Stjernholm