“Dyster Cypres” Sian Kristoffersen & Trine Riel

‘April brought a kind of madness to the country folk. It was the vegetation. All the orchard trees blossomed forth in strange colours, and through the stony soil of the yard and adjacent pasturage there sprang up a bizarre growth which only a botanist could connect with the proper flora of the region. No sane wholesome colours were anywhere to be seen except in the green grass and leafage; but everywhere those hectic and prismatic variants of some diseased, underlying primary tone without a place among the known tints of earth.’

H.P Lovecraft The Colour out of Space (1927)

Utställningen Dyster Cypres kopplar samman det apokalyptiska med det erotiska i en slags sci-fi-botanik: en melankolisk och vegetativ värld där de mörka, ruvande krafterna hotar det mänskliga med sina abnorma och väsensfrämmande egenskaper.

 

 

 

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