Christian Bang Jensen & Daniel Seferian Spies
The project COMPOST is based on the phenomenon of ‘the garden’ and will be presented as an installation with collective as well as individual works in Eks-Rummet.
The exhibition will show new works, cultivated during a longer period in relation to the exhibition title COMPOST, alluding to a compositional and theoretical approach, as much as tangible process in a circular system of decay and nourishment, decomposition and creation.
A dense and odorous atmosphere, illumined by sunken violet growth-lights. Garden tools and paraphernalia stands about, marking the threshold between the gardener’s hand and the earth, plants and beings, that make up the garden’s spirit. Fragments of a toolshed, the cemetery’s waste piles, a darkened greenhouse and the everyday escapism of allotments.
When we enter ’the garden’ we access another realm, we move and are moved by its systems and are met by its agents. Here we find our place on conditions of the garden. Like the body’s intestines, so too is the compost a digestive system, with its pantheon of worms, bacteria and other microorganisms. In all its rottenness and fertility, fermentation and nutrition, we find the compost as a vital organ in the garden and in our lives.