NOWs: Abyss by Rune Bosse of Anna Bak

04 April - 05 May 2018 / Nows

Rune Bosse and Anna Bak: ABYSS

D7, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abyss, – an infinite or unthinkable space – chaos immediately before creation. D7 is an artist-driven exhibition center in a 110 sqm basement on Østerbro. The exhibition room itself is characterized by the basement’s condition, with moist walled ceilings, low ceilings, rustic uneven concrete floors with sparse sunlight from two tiled windows. The entrance to the room goes through a narrow little twisted staircase. In other words, when you enter the room, you really get the feeling of being underground, in another world. For the exhibition ABYSS, Rune Bosse and Anna Bak have created an installation in which their individual works and practices interact with each other and with the room. Below the surface of what is visible to us, a lot of processes are at work. There is fungi, bacteria, roots and spores in everything, they interfere and all about everything, but maybe these elements also help to keep up with it all and without these intrusive forces it would all fall apart. The artists’ common interests for nature and the essential forces that affect us have created an installation that serves as a physical experience in the basement’s atmosphere. A world where organic forces work both to intervene in space and keep the room up, a processual transformation on the verge between total decay and a stage immediately before rebuilding.

The sound in the room is an enhanced version of the Schumann resonance. Schumann resonance (SR) is several peaks in the extreme low-frequency (ELF) part of the Earth’s electromagnetic spectrum. The Schumann resonances are a worldwide electromagnetic resonance, which is estimated by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the earth’s surface – especially the sea surface – and the ionosphere.