metamorf (2023)

Site-specific durational audio visual installation created for Aarhus Festuge.

Aug 27–Sep 9 2023 Vor Frue Kirke, Aarhus, DK

In collaboration with composer Lil Lacy, I developed a 12-hour durational audiovisual installation inside and outside Church of Our Lady in Aarhus for Aarhus Festival.

Metamorf is an audiovisual clockwork that, like the ringing of church bells, marks the passage of time, as a meditation on deep geological time, the brick and the human.

The work is a paraphrase of the church’s characteristic coat of arms frieze, and consists of two 10-metre-wide LED video screens. The video follows a similar structure throughout the day: from a concrete documentary track, where we follow the day-to-day operations of a company that cleans and recycles used bricks, breaking down into an abstract, painterly track, and finally into a graphic track, showing very basic elements from architecture and construction—a horizon line, a house.