It’s been getting harder to breathe as we try to stand tall against an increasingly heavy, tense atmosphere around oxygen, self-determination and space.
This installation germinated from a need to resist feelings of anxiety and restriction, and creates a space to breathe and reflect. The work is made with used bed sheets from Danish hospitals and care homes. Numerous caregivers have made and unmade beds with them countless times. The fabric holds stories and meaning. They carry the evidence of the hundreds of patients who have laid on these sheets, in pain and in relief, hoping and despairing, failing and healing, in fear and in acceptance, asleep and awake, breathing and, no longer breathing.
Ren/Uren (Clean/Unclean) 2021
Used hospital sheets, dye, paint, starch, metal, wood, audio