THE ACHROMATIC ISLAND
5 tables with photo collages
The short black-and-white film and photographs in the installation The Achromatic Island, depicts the contemporary landscape of the Danish island of Fuur. This is a region that features typical problems of a rural area in Denmark, such as depopulation and a dependency on the quality of roads and other infrastructure to serve the local industries and tourism, steering the development of the landscape towards more urban sprawl or just plain deterioration.
However, the landscape is viewed through a particular lense that is related to a special set of problems from this peripheral area: until the 1930s, a genetical hereditary strain of black and white colour blindness, achromatopsia, prevailed among the inhabitants of the island, but then disappeared with the gradual opening-up of the isolated area.
03.03. – 06.05.2012
19.05. – 15.07.2012