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A Spoken Silence A conversation between Ida Ferdinand who lives in Denmark and Victoria Arriola - who resides both in California and Denmark

A Spoken Silence

A conversation between Ida Ferdinand who lives in Denmark and Victoria Arriola - who resides both in California and Denmark

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: August, 2022

approximate reading time: minutes

In September 2021 we met in Copenhagen to ponder our joint installation
In September 2021, we met at Kunstbiblioteket in Copenhagen to ponder our joint installation and the cellar where we were to exhibit. Normally, a cellar is a place where one goes when something needs to be brought out of storage. It can also be a very eerie hidden space, filled with stories we hardly remember or no longer relate to - ruins in the making. With this in mind, we decided that the installation should be site-specific, becoming one with the inner world of the cellar it was to inhabit.

In April 2022 we met on the island of Møn - where Ida now lives and where Victoria has experienced many life changes. We decided to integrate elements from Møn with the existing elements of the cellar by combining natural raw materials and video footage inspired by Møn’s local nature, elements that represented time.

Ida’s video installation, “Grønsund”, examines the flow of the water along the shorelines of Møn. She captures the reflections on the water’s surfaces which mirror the sky as it changes with time, the seasons, the rhythms of the algae, and the weather. The result is a video loop that when projected into the Kuntsbiblioteket’s niche becomes a new reality, yet connected to Grønsund.

Victoria’s, “Faint Murmurings”, focuses on the flow of a larger, resilient, and unified conversation. Her layered panels suspended from the ceiling, assembled using everyday, used teabags, were collected from family and friends from around the world. As types of “palimpsests” - reused or altered objects which still bear visible traces of their earlier forms - they represent passages of time. The moss below was collected directly from the shores of Møn - symbolizing the anchored connection to the island on which the concept emerged.

The results give the cellar a new life - a poetic voice - impossible to silence.

Essential Info
Victoria Arriola: “Faint Murmurings”, an installation with used tea bag panels.
Ida Ferdinand: “Grønsund”, a video installation.

A Spoken Silence
1 - 29 September 2022
Ida Ferdinand + Victoria Arriola
Kunstbibilioteket, Nikolajgade 22, 1068 København K

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