Get behind the creation of new site-specific work by Ida Wieth, winner of the Deep Forest Art Land Prize 2021
We are pleased to present a podcast and video about Double Down (2021) by Ida Wieth, created in connection with the award of the Charlottenborg Foundation's Deep Forest Art Land Award 2021.
Danish artist Ida Wieth won this year's Deep-Forest Art Land Award for Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021 and as part of the award has created a new site-specific work for Deep Forest Art Land in Kibæk, which opened on 23 October 2021. The exhibition is part of a new partnership between the Charlottenborg Foundation and Deep Forest Art Land, which aims to strengthen artists' ability to develop their practice as well as create solo presentations in a professional setting.
In the podcast, which was produced in collaboration with The Lake Radio, Thorbjørn Saugmann Andersen talks to sculptor Ida Wieth about her work Double Down (2021). "What's it like to exhibit glass art in a forest? How to work with glass on a large scale? And what is the handicraft's relationship to contemporary art?" Listen in HERE
For Deep Forest Art Land, Ida Wieth has created the site-specific work Double Down, which consists of a whole of glass elements shaped like tubes, which in a layered structure appear with a perspective distorted and almost kaleidoscopic effect. The work was created at Holmegaard Glassworks.
In her practice, Ida Wieth makes use of classical craftsmanship skills based on the tradition-bound mouth-blown glass, where she pushes the boundaries of the material's possibilities in an artistic context. She works in a sculptural and conceptual direction that revolves around concepts such as time, changeability and course with literary and art historical references.
The work's title Double Down refers to acting with increased determination and putting everything in, just as the glass elements themselves consist of a duplicity of two fused tubes. In the meeting between the two parts, they are separated by a barrier of glass, which is emphasized with iron powder. The units appear to have the same conditions, but will be included in, and influenced differently by the seasons – the work will thus, by virtue of time and the passage of nature, gradually change character. The layered structure of the glass imitates a forest in itself – like transparent trunks and branches, with a floating expression. The work thus mimes several elements from the forest, and subscribes to the cycle and impermanence of nature, with both inherent strength and fragility.
On October 23 at 4:15 p.m., the work Double Down is presented in Deep Forest Art Land, and is part of several exhibition openings in Deep Forest Art Land on the same day. See the full program here. For opening hours, address, etc., please see www.deepforestartland.dk