Sophia Luna Portra (DK) Keats' Lamia (2022)
Keats's Lamia caresses the poem of the same name. Reaching through time and myth to stand there once again, revealed as snake at your very wedding feast. Time and myth misremembered, the feeling the same

Stout, ink. 182 x 82 x 33 cm

Photo: Søren Rønholt

About the artist: I work with myth and romance. I work with clothes as a vessel for transformation, as snake's skin, as warm blankets. I think clothes as intimate architecture, as rooms to enter, as characters to become. History, theory, spectacle, mother's hands and the revenge dress, the tricks of scenographers and that certain light. Always that certain light. (artist's own description)


Sophia Luna Portra is accepted with two works at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition.

Costume (2021)
We move differently in different clothes, built for different worlds. A costume is one way to travel through time and space, it's an intimate structure suggesting a direction, an ideal, a dream. In this way a costume, any clothes, are both surface and substance. (artist's own description)

Muslin, coffee. 170 x 45 x 50 cm

Photo: Søren Rønholt