HEaven and earth
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2018.
Heaven and Earth is a dish by Anni Albers. It is also the title of Emilia Bergmark’s graduation work from Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, an installation featuring interior elements, sculptures and a monologue by a bitter tea kettle. Duration soundpiece, 26 minutes.
‘You take a box of instant mashed potatoes and a jar of apple sauce. You open the jar, you twist it, you twist it quite hard. You open it, you empty it out, now if you can’t empty it all out, use a spoon, and then, you add the instant mashed potatoes and then you have Himmel und Erde. Heaven and Earth!’