A metaphor connects two spaces in the world. A mirror does the same: my face, there. In the surroundings of the redbrick buildings at Ebeltoft in Mols, the mirrors are openings in the earth. Among tufts of sapless grass, between the buildings and the sea, the mirrors give the space inside them to the sky, and as sky the earth opens to us, the way a rose opens and reveals its face. The sky in the earth declares itself to us, the way a lover might. We see sky and lover anew, and for the first time. In an unexpected place. From a new and surprising angle. It’s a kind of cubism. Seeing the sky from different sides at once, in a single image. A temporal cubism: we see the glacier lakes of the ice age, in a modern landscape altered by human hand.
It’s all to do with seeing, gaining access. It’s about recollection. Private recollection, and that of the wider community. It’s a matter of digging and uncovering layers of nature. In the mind, and in the landscapes
The Aerocene project by Studio Tomas Saraceno is a series of air-fueled sculptures on a journey around the world flying only by the heat of the sun and infra red radiation from the earth. Check out their website
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Interesting ideas: Owen Jones meets Dutch thinker Rutger Bregman, who argues that the real crisis of our times is not that we don’t have it good, or even that we might be worse off in the near future - it’s that we don’t have the imagination to come up with anything better