Detriti, Venice 2003
Installation; wooden frame 1.5x1 m, white cotton fabric, 3 blue
bulbs, cables. 5 min. vi deo documentary.


Ursula Nistrup invited architects Mads Graakær and Patrick Nørrested
to collaborate with her in this exhibition. The group was interested
in the specific period of dusk to dawn. During this period,
the architecture of the city seemed dark, while the sky still retained
the bright blue colour of the daytime. This seemed to separate
the city from the sky so that they appeared to exist in different
realities. The work aimed to extend and submerge this division of
seemingly separate spaces.

For the exhibition a screen was extended vertically and angled outside
a fence surrounding the exhibition space. Light bulbs were attached
to the wall directly underneath the fence. The light bulbs were
not visible from the exhibition; only the indirect light reflected into
the space by the screen was visible. The colour of the bulbs was
chosen according to the col our of the sky during the specific period
of interest. The lights were switched on for 24 hours, but only during
the particular time in question did they become gradually visible
and retain the colour throughout the night until the morning light
rendered them invisible again.