Alumi - Laila Svensgaard
Writing Sound. One Hundred Drawings
A soloexhibition by Laila Svensgaard
Opening: Friday the 16th of February 4-8 pm.
Exhibition period: 17th of February – 24th of February, 2018
Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 3-6 pm.
Writing Sound, One Hundred Drawings is a performative drawing project by the artist Laila Svensgaard. Svensgaard drew one drawing a day for one hundred days during a seven Month period from August 2016 to February 2017. She drew with her eyes closed, whilst listening to a piece of sound she had randomly chosen. The length of sound decided the length of time she would draw each day. The drawings are a transliteration of the sound she listened to, and can be viewed as seismographic recordings, documenting the daily impression, that sound is. They are Blind drawings and they have all been identically drawn but they appear variably different because of the different factors of time and sounds they are made to.
Writing Sound, One Hundred Drawings are meditative drawings, which examines and manifests the daily repeated action of listening to sound. The drawings take their point of departure in the meeting of the senses. They materialize the polarities of the discursive tension between the physical and the ephemeral. The drawings address this contemplative space that lies between the sensual concrete and the transcendental imaginary.
Laila Svensgaard (born 1974) lives and works in Copenhagen. She holds a BFA from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London and a MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. She works primarily in photography, drawing, sound and performance. Svensgaard’s art deals with perception and time. Much of her work is centered on repetition and the serial in form and method and relates itself to diary recording and registrations. Her art often has a poetic and existential focal point, which is emphasized by her minimalistic approach to the subject and her use of materials.