Vík Prjónsdóttir, Theresa Himmer and Maibritt Borgen collaborated for IN PRODUCTION, a material collage printed on carpet that is currently on display at LYNFabrikken, Denmark.

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IN PRODUCTION takes the 19th century principles of spatial decoration as a jumping-off point to explore relations between technologies of production and production of subjects.

Today, through the lens of late modernity, the aesthetic choices of the 19th century appear archaic; like leftover scraps from a time where social relations were ingrained in dust-ridden, musty and excessively decorated interiors.

IN PRODUCTION juxtaposes this domestic ideology with another product of the 19th century, psychoanalysis, and its quest to peel away the layers of repression that hid the human unconscious.

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The project began in the summer of 2012 and has explored the technique of trimmings taking Aarhus Possementfabrik, who used to be located where LYNfabrikken is today, as a starting point.

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with EGE Tæpper and supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and Aarhus Municipality.

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BOX is Lynfabrikken’s storefront exhibition space in Vestergade, Aarhus. Visually accessible around the clock, BOX hosts exhibitions of a conceptual nature that blur the boundaries between design and art.
The installation will be on display from May 14 until August 24.

BOX, Lynfabrikken, Vestergade 49, Aarhus, Denmark
May 14 – August 24, 2014
Opening reception, May 14, 2014 4 – 6 PM


Images © Steffen Poulsen