ANNA WEBER HENRIKSEN
OKTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 12 2018
In her artistical process, Anna Weber Henriksen uses an experimental and procedural technique, where cotton fabric and cobber plates are processed directly in the underground of Aalborg. The cotton fabric and cobber plates are subsequently connected in TURBINEGALLEIET, where there is created a unified portrait and alternative graph over the earths colour, distribution and texture.
She examines how mapping of the earth with classifications, data collection and technological perfection affects how we see and sense our surroundings. The old cities’ soil profiles are often not mapped as thoroughly as the open landscape, and this is the case for Aalborg as well. In the soil there are many hidden potentials for new understandings of the landscape.
For digging she uses cobber plates, that are printed afterwards. This is a classical print technology that have been used since 1500 for mapping of Denmark as well as lithography. The copper plates are therefore a type of classical maps with markings from the earth itself – as were it the striations of the present.
Anna Weber Henriksen (b. 1990) has an education from Funen Art Academy