A longing for nature and simple authentic life has in recent years seen a revival in big parts of the West. But what actually happens when you choose to pull the plug from society? The artist Anna Bak has posed this challenge to herself, and on her first big solo show she presents the outcome of this experiment, which has resulted in a series of new works that explore the influence of isolation on the psyché and the artistic production.
The works of Ulrik Heltoft are shrouded in mystery, yet lucidly clear: a fusion of dream and reality where illusion and documentation merge. Basing his work on literary, art-historical and scientific references, he explores the technical and aesthetic potential of lens-based media. Alongside film and video, photography has always played a central role in Heltoft’s work, and his photographic practice is where he turns his gaze in this exhibition, asking what a photograph – and in a wider sense, an image – actually is.