The exhibition "Country Song" by Søren Martinsen was shown 6 October 2007 - 24 February 2008
The town and civilisation are often seen to be the diametrical opposites of nature. In “Country Song”, Søren Martinsen (b. 1966) wrestles with the utopia of the good life in the country. But do the clichés live up to their promise?
The exhibition presented a shadowy, psychologically charged universe. The installation both expands due to seven panoramic landscape paintings and also contracts in the claustrophobic video. With their hypnotic details and simplified forms, the paintings open onto infinite worlds and enormous horizons. The deserted landscapes create a dream-like and surreal universe, which threatens to swallow up the observer.
Copyright: Søren Martinsen